The criminal careers of incident cases of schizophrenia.

  title={The criminal careers of incident cases of schizophrenia.},
  author={Simon Wessely and David Castle and Aaron J. Douglas and Pamela Jane Taylor},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={24 2},
We present a population-based, longitudinal study of all incident cases (N = 538) of schizophrenia in the London Borough of Camberwell between 1964 and 1984. Cases were selected from the Camberwell Cumulative Psychiatric Case Register. Case-notes were obtained, and further classified using a computerized operational check list for rating psychotic illness. Cases are not restricted to hospital discharges, as in previous studies, and account is taken of time at liberty to offend. In order to test… CONTINUE READING


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