Insight into illness and adherence to psychotropic medications are separately associated with violence severity in a forensic sample.

@article{AliaKlein2007InsightII,
  title={Insight into illness and adherence to psychotropic medications are separately associated with violence severity in a forensic sample.},
  author={Nelly Alia-Klein and Thomas M. O'Rourke and Rita Z. Goldstein and Dolores Malaspina},
  journal={Aggressive behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={86-96}
}
Violence towards others by a minority of psychotic individuals is a significant public health concern. The severity of this other-directed violence (ODV) in the community may be influenced by insight into illness and adherence to psychotropic medications; however, few studies have tested these associations. Sixty male psychotic inpatients, legally detained at a forensic unit in New York City, were assessed with semi-structured interviews, supplemented with information from hospital and official… CONTINUE READING

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