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The relationship of antisocial personality disorder and history of conduct disorder with crime incidence in schizophrenia

The relationship of antisocial personality disorder and history of conduct disorder with crime incidence in schizophrenia

Safa Maghsoodloo, Arash Ghodousi,1 and Taghi Karimzadeh2 Author information ►Article notes ►Copyright and License information ► Abstract Background: Commission of crime and hostility and their forensic consequences in a patient with schizophrenia can worsen the patient’s condition and disturb his family, society, and even the psychiatrist. Based on previous research, patients with schizophrenia are at a higher risk for crime. It is not clear whether this is due to the nature of schizophrenia, comorbidity of antisocial personality disorder, or the…

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Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

  May 01, 2012 | By Robert J. Gregory, MD Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are often high users of health care and may present with multiple crises and minor incidents of self-harm or threats.1 As with the boy who cried wolf, inpatient consultants and health care providers may end up feeling manipulated and may not take suicide risk very seriously. CASE VIGNETTE Ms A, a 22-year-old, was brought to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance; she had overdosed…

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Severe mental illness across cultures

Severe mental illness across cultures

    Acta Psychiatr Scand 2006: 113: (Suppl. 429): 17–23 All rights reserved DOI:  10.1111/j.1600-0447.2005.00712.x Copyright  ©  2006  Blackwell Munksgaard ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA Bhugra D. Objective: International studies have shown that the outcome of illnesses like schizophrenia vary across cultures.  The good outcome in developing countries depends upon a number of factors. Method: Using both primary and secondary sources, existing literature was reviewed. Using terms severe mental illness, culture and schizophrenia, Medline, Psychinfo and Embase were searched. Further searches were…

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