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Thyroid Hormone Levels in Chronic Schizophrenic Patients: Association with Psychopathology

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.186
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312-5
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The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in thyroid hormone levels in patients with chronic schizophrenia. The level of FT4 in the schizophrenia group statistically significant was lower than the control group.

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Objectives: Thyroid disorders are highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia. Changes in the levels of thyroid hormones cause the occurrence of psychiatric disorders and affect the response to treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in thyroid hormone levels in patients with chronic schizophrenia, and to demonstrate any association between psychiatric symptoms with hormones.

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30 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

The Association between Schizophrenia and Violent or Homicidal Behaviour: The Prevention and Treatment of Violent Behaviour in These Patients

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538–43
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The results of a literature review between 1970 and 2010 suggest that factors such as certain sociodemographic characteristics, young age, alcoholism, substance abuse, non-compliance with treatment, fulfilment of the criteria for antisocial personality disorder and paranoid subtype, history of suicidal ideation and attempts, and history of frequent hospitalization increase the potential for violent episodes in schizophrenic patients.

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Background and objective: This review article aims to discuss and evaluate the risk factors for the development of violence and homicidal behaviour and the effectiveness and outcomes of the preferred atypical antipsychotics in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013
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