Looking for pyromania: Characteristics of a consecutive sample of Finnish male criminals with histories of recidivist fire-setting between 1973 and 1993

@article{Lindberg2005LookingFP,
  title={Looking for pyromania: Characteristics of a consecutive sample of Finnish male criminals with histories of recidivist fire-setting between 1973 and 1993},
  author={N. Lindberg and M. Holi and P. Tani and M. Virkkunen},
  journal={BMC Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={47 - 47}
}
  • N. Lindberg, M. Holi, +1 author M. Virkkunen
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • BMC Psychiatry
  • BackgroundAs pyromania is a rare diagnosis with questionable validity, we aimed to describe a forensic psychiatric population of arson recidivists.MethodsThe medical records as well as the forensic psychiatric examination statements of 90 arson recidivists referred for pretrial psychiatric assessment in Helsinki University Hospital Department of Forensic Psychiatry between 1973 and 1993 were reviewed.ResultsThe most important diagnostic categories of arson recidivists were personality disorders… CONTINUE READING
    Recidivism and dangerousness in arsonists
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