Journal article

Insight and Violent Behavior in a Cohort of Early Psychosis Patients

Valerie Moulin, Julie Palix, Luis Alameda, M Mehdi Gholamrezaee, Philipp S Baumann, Jacques Gasser, Julien Elowe, Alessandra Solida, Philippe Conus

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE PSYCHIATRIE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Objectives : An important proportion of patients with first episode psychosis behave in a violent, hetero-aggressive manner. This study aims to explore the association between insight and violent behavior (VB), and insight evolution in the follow-up period. Method : The study was carried out with a prospective cohort of 265 patients recruited from the early treatment and intervention for psychotic disorders program, and followed for a 3-year period. Insight assessing is based on a 3-item scale and the insight item in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). VBs were evaluated by case managers, information from forensic services and through a record of VBs noted during hospitalization. U..

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