Monday, July 09, 2007

More insight into the link between violence & schizophrenia

The more we understand about the link between violence and schizophrenia, the better chance there is to prevent violent episodes from happening. A recent report from the CATIE studies informs us that:

there may be two pathways in which adults with schizophrenia may become violent — one in which pre-existing conditions like that of antisocial conduct in childhood, regardless of the presence of psychotic symptoms, may link to violence, and one in which psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia themselves may link to violence.

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