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[Cytogenic survey of 600 mentally retarded hospitalized patients].
A collaborative study was done in an attempt to evaluate the incidence of chromosomic anomalies in a large group of mentally retarded patients, finding that this anomalies were frequently associated with affective deprivation, relational distorsion, disturbed family milieu and low social economic status during childhood.
Arson in mentally ill and criminal populations.
Two groups of adult arsonists, 27 with mental illness and 23 not considered to be mentally ill, were examined for demographic features, premorbid factors, motives, and family background. Almost half
Diagnosis of Skull Fractures According to Postmortem Interval: An Experimental Approach in a Porcine Model
Most studies on fracture morphology of fresh or dry bones, specifically skull bones, have a limited focus, and they are often based on observations rather than experimental tests. This study
Criminal Acts Among Schizophrenics in French Mental Hospitals
Although subjects of both diagnoses often acted with premeditation, paranoid schizophrenics were more likely to commit crimes against persons, be under the influence of their illness during the crime, to be secretive about plans, to admit their guilt, and to cite vengeance as a motive than chronic undifferentiated schizophrenic subjects.
Violence in the mentally Ill.. A study of 547 patients at a French hospital for the criminally Insane.
It is of note that the diagnosis of paranoia is strongly associated with violent crimes against persons, especially murder, whereas personality disorders are more associated with criminal acts involving property.
Lycanthropy: Wolf‐men and Werewolves
In their excellent article concerning the psychopathological and psychodynamical aspects of lycanthropy, P. Garlipp et al. review the mental disorders found in clinical observations of lycanthropy
Breakage patterns in human cranial bones
Fracture angle, cortical delamination, roughness and fracture outline can be used effectively on osteological series, not on an isolated sample or when taken out of context, but only for an isolated piece of bone.
[Classification of voluntary homicides and psychiatry].
  • M. Bénézech
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Annales medico-psychologiques
  • 1 June 1996
The author first reviews the various psychiatric and criminologic classifications of homicides, then examines the FBI classification and proposes his own classification of pathologic homicides comprising eight categories: impulsive, crime of passion, sexual, depressive, non delusions psychotic, delusional psychotic, of organic cause, otherwise non-classifiable.
[Patients' duties].