Untreated Psychosis May Increase Risk Of Violent Re-Offenses.

Medwire (11/21, McDermid) reports that, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, “the risk for violence after the release of prisoners with sexual or violent offenses is increased if they have untreated psychosis.” The study of “742 former prisoners with no psychosis, 94 with schizophrenia, 102 with drug-induced psychosis, and 29 with delusional disorder” revealed that “prisoners with untreated schizophrenia were a significant 3.43 times more likely than those without psychosis to commit a violent re-offense.”

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— “Treatment key to averting psychosis violence after prison release, “Eleanor McDermid, Medwire News, November 21, 2013.

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