A study of filicidal men.

  title={A study of filicidal men.},
  author={J. F. Le Campion and James M. Cravens and F Covan},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={145 9},
Twelve filicidal men were examined on a forensic psychiatric service. The majority suffered from severe mental impairments due to psychosis, neurological disorders, substance abuse, or mental retardation. Most of the filicidal acts committed by these chronically impaired men resulted from isolated explosive behavior.