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In a new study, Dr Seena Fazel, a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Oxford University, found that people who use antipsychotic medicines to treat psychiatric illness were nearly half as likely to commit a violent crime compared with when they are not using it. Only a minority of patients perpetrate crimes, said Dr. Fazel. "But even in this minority, it may be to a large extent a modifiable risk."

Medications Cut Violence Among Mentally Ill in Study

Wall Street Journal (USA), 07/05/2014, Shirley Wang


Fall in violent crime could be down to antipsychotic drugs, says mental health expert

The Independent online, 08/05/2014, Charlie Cooper
Dramatic reductions in the rate of violent crime in the western world could be partly explained by an increase in the use of antipsychotic drugs among patients with mental illness, a leading psychiatrist has said.

Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness

Los Angeles Times (USA), 08/05/2014, Melissa Healy

Antipsychotics Cut Violent Crime, Study Finds

NBC News online (USA), 07/05/2014, Maggie Fox

Anti-psychotic drugs may halve violent crime rates

Business Standard (India), 08/05/2014, via PTI

Antipsychotic medication reduces violent crime

Times of India, 08/05/2014, via ANI

Antipsychotic medication linked to reduced rate of violent crime: Lancet

DNA (India), 08/05/2014, via ANI

Studie in Schweden: Psychopharmaka senken offenbar Verbrechensrate

Spiegel online (Germany), 08/05/2014

Use Of Antipsychotic Medication Linked To Reduced Rate Of Violent Crime

Forbes, Robert Glatter, 11/05/2014

Lower crime rates are found in patients taking antipsychotic medication

Examiner (USA), 14/05/2014, Carola Finch


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