Homicide and mental disorder in a region with a high homicide rate.

@article{Golenkov2016HomicideAM,
  title={Homicide and mental disorder in a region with a high homicide rate.},
  author={Andrei Golenkov and Matthew Michael Large and Olav B Nielssen and Alla Tsymbalova},
  journal={Asian journal of psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={87-92}
}
There are few studies of the relationship between mental disorder and homicide offences from regions with high rates of homicide. We examined the characteristics and psychiatric diagnoses of homicide offenders from the Chuvash Republic of the Russian Federation, a region of Russia with a high total homicide rate. In the 30 years between 1981 and 2010, 3414 homicide offenders were the subjected to pre-trial evaluations by experienced psychiatrists, almost half of whom (1596, 46.7%) met the… CONTINUE READING
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