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Risk factors for violent behaviour in psychotic disorders: substance use and cognition

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Background People with psychotic disorders are at increased risk of violent behaviour. One of the most robust risk factors is problematic substance use. However, the effects of pharmacologically different categories of illicit substances (e.g. stimulants, hallucinogens) and nonproblematic use on violence risk remain unclear. Impairments in executive functions and mentalizing abilities – a key feature of psychotic disorders – are hypothesized to underly violent behaviour. However, th...

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MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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University of Oxford
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University Medical Centre Utrecht
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Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds More from this funder
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MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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