Schizophrenia patients with a history of severe violence differ from nonviolent schizophrenia patients in perception of emotions but not cognitive function.

@article{Silver2005SchizophreniaPW,
  title={Schizophrenia patients with a history of severe violence differ from nonviolent schizophrenia patients in perception of emotions but not cognitive function.},
  author={Henry K. Silver and Craig N Goodman and Gabriella Knoll and Victoria Isakov and Ilan Modai},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={300-8}
}
BACKGROUND Impaired processing of emotions may relate to violent behavior in schizophrenia patients. We compared emotional function in schizophrenia patients with and without a history of severe violent behavior. METHOD Tests of identification and differentiation of facial emotions were performed to compare 35 patients with chronic schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (DSM-IV criteria) and a history of severe violent behavior with 35 non-violent schizophrenia patients and 46 healthy… CONTINUE READING

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