Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Violent behavior and aggression in schizophrenia: Prevalence and risk factors


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RESULTS:

After adjustment for confounding factors, aggression level was associated with a more severe psychotic symptomatology, a lower family income, a younger age at illness onset and higher number of hospitalizations in the last 3years.

CONCLUSION:

These results may guide future health policies to specifically provide social support and rehabilitation care to VBS patients in middle-income countries, including psychoeducation and a more integrated work between the treating medical team and the social workers.

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