Effects of diagnosis and context on dangerousness.

  title={Effects of diagnosis and context on dangerousness.},
  author={Alan Cooper},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={145 6},
  • Alan Cooper
  • Published 1988 in The American journal of psychiatry
The authors extensively reviewed the medical records of 253 patients hospitalized on a locked, university-based psychiatric unit. They found that schizophrenic and manic patients were more likely than patients with other diagnoses to be assaultive before admission. In the hospital, however, manic patients were the most likely to be assaultive. The results… CONTINUE READING