Phencyclidine and violence: clinical and legal issues.

  title={Phencyclidine and violence: clinical and legal issues.},
  author={Martin Brecher and B W Wang and HL Wong and J. Pierpont Morgan},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={8 6},
Phencyclidine (PCP) abuse has diminished since PCP's intrusion into American culture in the late 1970s. One of its legacies is the assumption that it provokes violent behavior in humans with predictable regularity. This assumption is so accepted that ingestion of the drug both accidentally and knowingly prior to committing a crime has been used as a defense in criminal trials. We reviewed 81 clinical reports of toxicity in humans published chiefly in North American medical journals. We searched… 
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