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Research Article

Schizophrenia and Violence: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Seena Fazel mail,

    seena.fazel@psych.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Gautam Gulati,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Louise Linsell,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • John R. Geddes,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Martin Grann

    Affiliation: Centre for Violence Prevention, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden & Prison and Probation Service Head Office, Norrkoping, Sweden

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  • Published: August 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000120

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Meds vs. street drugs

Posted by FuManchu on 26 Aug 2009 at 06:43 GMT

"The similarities between street drug abuse and psychotropic prescription drug use are disturbing. Both types are toxic. Both can cause psychosis, damage the brain and other organs, and even cause death. And neither type of mind-altering drugs, legal or illegal, treats disease. It's important to recognize that the only significant difference between many prescription psychotropic drugs and street drugs such as "speed" and "downers" is that prescription drugs are legal." - Neuro-psychiatrist Sydney Walker in "Dose of Sanity"

No competing interests declared.