Violence and psychosis. I. Risk of violence among psychotic men.

@article{Taylor1984ViolenceAP,
  title={Violence and psychosis. I. Risk of violence among psychotic men.},
  author={Pamela Jane Taylor and John L. Gunn},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1984},
  volume={288 6435},
  pages={1945-9}
}
A survey of the records of 1241 men remanded in prison on criminal charges over four months yielded a high prevalence of psychiatric disorder. Of the total prison intake of 2743 men over the same period, 246 (9.0%) showed major symptoms of psychiatric illness and a further 237 (8.6%) symptoms of withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. Symptoms of neurotic disorders were underrecorded, so in terms of diagnosis 237 men (8.7%) were considered to be psychotic. Of these, 166 (70%) were schizophrenic. The… CONTINUE READING