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Antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and risk of violent crime.

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BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics and mood stabilisers are prescribed widely to patients with psychiatric disorders worldwide. Despite clear evidence for their efficacy in relapse prevention and symptom relief, their effect on some adverse outcomes, including the perpetration of violent crime, is unclear. We aimed to establish the effect of antipsychotics and mood stabilisers on the rate of violent crime committed by patients with psychiatric disorders in Sweden. METHODS: We used linked Swedish nati...

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Zetterqvist, J More by this author
Larsson, H More by this author
Långström, N More by this author
Lichtenstein, P More by this author
Publisher:
Lancet Publishing Group
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
384
Issue:
9949
Pages:
1206-1214
Publication date:
2014-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:fb434b1c-b073-4f73-93ee-80f478358a5f
Source identifiers:
465163
Local pid:
pubs:465163

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