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Title: Is schizophrenia characterized by aggressivity and violent behavior?
Post by: tkadm30 on 19/11/2016 12:27:20
Is there a link between aggressivity and schizophrenia ? In the news, every times they mention schizophrenia, it is associated to violent behavior.   
Title: Re: Is schizophrenia characterized by aggressivity and violent behavior?
Post by: exothermic on 19/11/2016 12:51:19
Quote from: tkadm30
Is there a link between aggressivity and schizophrenia ?

Yes.

"Positive psychotic symptoms, such as threat/"control-override" delusions or command hallucinations, have been related to aggression in patients with schizophrenia."

J Psychiatr Res. 2005 Jan;39(1):109-15.
Aggression and psychopathology in treatment-resistant inpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.


"These findings support the hypothesis of an association between early age of onset of schizophrenia and the risk of aggressive behavior and suggest, furthermore, that schizophrenic symptoms which emerge early may predict a higher risk of aggressive behavior. Furthermore, this study suggest that the neurochemical mechanisms which underlie the early emergence of symptoms may also predispose to aggressive behavior in schizophrenia."

Int J Neurosci. 1993 Jan;68(1-2):1-10.
Aggressive behavior in schizophrenia: relationship to age of onset and cortical atrophy.

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