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Homicide and affective disorder.
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PMID:  15176626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The background, offence characteristics and psychiatric diagnosis were reviewed of 115 referrals of offenders charged with homicide made by procurators fiscal to the State Hospital, Carstairs, Scotland's only special secure hospital. A retrospective casenote review was performed using a structured questionnaire. A higher percentage of mental illness and substance misuse (11% and 40%) was recorded than that reported by Gillies in 1976. The results are discussed in the context of comparable studies and, in particular, the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness and the Discussion Paper on Insanity and Diminished Responsibility published by the Scottish Law Commission.
T White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-04     Completed Date:  2004-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Murray Royal Hospital, Muirhall Road, Perth, Scotland PH2 7BH.
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MeSH Terms
Affective Disorders, Psychotic / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Alcoholism / epidemiology
Homicide / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Schizophrenia / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Scotland / epidemiology
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology

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