Comparing violence in schizophrenia patients with and without comorbid substance-use disorders to community controls

Tamsin Bernice Short, Stuart David Michael Thomas, Paul Edward Mullen, James Robert Ogloff

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Abstract

This study examined crime and violence in patients with schizophrenia with and without comorbid substance-use disorders. Method: A case-linkage design was used to compare patterns of violence and offending between 4168 schizophrenia patients drawn from a state-wide public mental health register, both with and without comorbid substance-use disorders, and a randomly selected community control group who had never been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306 - 313
Number of pages8
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume128
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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