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Elderly patients admitted to secure forensic psychiatry services

Abstract:

In a study of admissions to medium- and high-security from 7 of 14 health regions over a 7-year period, less than 2% were aged 60 years or over. These patients were atypical and highly selected, and half had committed homicide. Depressive illness, delusional disorder and dementia were the most prevalent diagnoses. The patients aged 60 and over had fewer previous convictions than younger patients, and were older when first admitted to psychiatric hospitals, usually in the context of their offe...

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10.1080/09585180210154470

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Journal:
Journal of Forensic Psychiatry
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
416-427
Publication date:
2002-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-9478
ISSN:
0958-5184
URN:
uuid:fc64352d-cd83-4671-9b2c-2b0ba7a9b8d9
Source identifiers:
176964
Local pid:
pubs:176964

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