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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

9

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 43-56

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2003

Abstract

This literature review examines the strength of the relationship between schizophrenia and violence, symptoms associated with violence in schizophrenics, and two drug treatments associated with treating violence in schizophrenia. In terms of the relationship between schizophrenia and violence, schizophrenia does not surpass other mental illnesses in its association with violence; however, just as other mental illnesses do, it surpasses the normal population in levels of violence. Two symptoms, hostility and suspiciousness, are common in violent schizophrenics. In contrast, antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy have not been clearly associated with violent schizophrenics, most likely due to methodological problems. Similarly, hallucinations, delusions, serotonin levels, and testosterone levels have not been clearly associated with violence in schizophrenia. In terms of drug treatments, the use of clozapine and risperidone have been found to be effective in treating violent schizophrenics.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

14 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 9 no. 1 & 2 2003

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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