Serum testosterone levels, mental disorders and criminal behaviour.

  title={Serum testosterone levels, mental disorders and criminal behaviour.},
  author={Pirkko R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Helin{\"a} Hakko and Steven R Visuri and J Paanila and Pekka Kapanen and Todd Suomela and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={99 5},
OBJECTIVE Although previous studies have revealed an association between androgens and aggression, there is a lack of knowledge of this issue in different mental disorders. METHOD The associations between serum testosterone levels and criminal behaviour in different mental disorders were examined using data collected from forensic psychiatric male patients (20 schizophrenics and 42 subjects with personality disorders). RESULTS Male criminals with personality disorders had significantly… CONTINUE READING
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