Antisocial Behavior Prior to Psychosis Points to Later Risk for Violence, Study Suggests

Individuals who engage in antisocial behavior before showing symptoms of schizophrenia are more likely to be violent after a first schizophrenia episode occurs.

“These data have implications for violence prediction and treatment in patients with schizophrenia,” Paul Appelbaum, M.D., told Psychiatric News. “[They] suggest that treatment targeting psychotic symptoms in higher-risk patients may not be enough to prevent violent behavior—interventions aimed specifically at propensities for violence may be needed as well.”

–Psychiatric News Alert

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