Reduced regional cerebral blood flow in non-psychotic violent offenders

  title={Reduced regional cerebral blood flow in non-psychotic violent offenders},
  author={Henrik Soderstrom and Mats Tullberg and C Wikkels{\"o} and Sven Ekholm and Anders Forsman},
  journal={Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging},
Persistent regional frontotemporal hypoactivity in violent offenders at follow-up
CSF studies in violent offenders¶II. Blood-brain barrier dysfunction without concurrent inflammation or structure degeneration
There was no support for inflammation or neuronal/synaptic degeneration as etiological factors to CNS dysfunction in this category of subjects, and Axis I disorders, including substance abuse or current medication, did not explain this finding.
Reduced frontotemporalperfusion in psychopathic personal ity
a ¨¨ d ¨¨ Abstract Severalbrain-imaging studies have found associations between aberrant functioning in the frontaland temporal lobes and violent offending. We have previously reported decreased
Orbitofrontal correlates of aggression and impulsivity in psychiatric patients
A deficit in attentional set-shifting of violent offenders
The present results suggest that violent offenders show dual impairments in inhibitory cognitive control: first, they are deficient in shifting attention from one category to another, and the ability to alter behaviour in response to fluctuations in the emotional significance of stimuli is compromised.


Abnormal temporal lobe metabolism in violent subjects: correlation of imaging and neuropsychiatric findings.
In this selected population of violent subjects, FDG-PET scans showed metabolic abnormalities in the temporal lobes that correlated with limbic abnormalities seen at electrophysiological and neuropsychiatric evaluation.
Positron emission tomography in male violent offenders with schizophrenia
Electroencephalography, computed tomography and violence ratings of male patients in a maximum‐security mental hospital
It is suggested that high violence rating scores are associated with temporal lobe abnormalities on CT and abnormal temporal electrical discharges on EEG.
Brain SPECT findings and aggressiveness.
Findings indicate a possible cerebral perfusion profile for those who exhibit violent or aggressive behavior and the implications for treatment are discussed.
Neural substrates of violent behaviour. A preliminary study with positron emission tomography.
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The utility of PET is shown in investigating possible brain derangements that could lead to violent behaviour in patients with a history of repetitive purposeless violent behaviour.
Repetitive and Non-Repetitive Violent Offending Behaviour in Male Patients in a Maximum Security Mental Hospital – Clinical and Neuroimaging Findings
Different structural and metabolic changes in the brain were associated with different violent offending behaviours, indicating a complex interaction between violent behaviour, clinical features and neuroimaging findings in schizophrenia.
Reduced prefrontal and increased subcortical brain functioning assessed using positron emission tomography in predatory and affective murderers.
Results support the hypothesis that emotional, unplanned impulsive murderers are less able to regulate and control aggressive impulses generated from subcortical structures due to deficient prefrontal regulation.
Behavioural and psychosocial sequelae of severe closed head injury and regional cerebral blood flow: a SPECT study.
Factor analysis of the data from the Giessen test identified social isolation, disinhibition, and aggressive behaviour as major components of post-traumatic personality changes; it indicates that these behavioural features are independent of the level of neurological and neuropsychological impairment, which loaded on a single independent factor.