Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Center

Publication

Domestic

범죄로 수감중인 국내 조현병 환자의 충동적 공격성과 계획적 공격성의 특성 비교
Journal
Korean J Schizophr Res
Vol
24
Page
1
Author
김민아, 조용우, 이태영, 임경옥, 권준수
Year
2021

Objectives

Although the characteristics of different aggression subtypes provide important information in establishing treatment and prevention strategies in schizophrenia patients, limited information is available about the characteristics of the aggressive sub- type in schizophrenia patients in South Korea. The present study was designed to compare the demographic and psychological characteristics across the impulsive and premeditated aggression subtypes in schizophrenia patients in South Korea who had committed a crime. 


Methods

We enrolled 116 schizophrenia spectrum disorder patients who were admitted to the National Forensic Psychiatric Hos- pital. Using the criminal and interview records, the study subjects were divided into 83 impulsive and 33 premeditated aggression groups. The subjects’ demographic and psychological characteristics were summarized and compared across aggression subtypes. 


Results

Compared to the premeditated aggression group, the impulsive aggression group had a higher intelligent quotient and a lower rate of physical and sexual abuse experience. 


Conclusion

To our knowledge, this is the first study to describe the characteristics of aggression subtypes in schizophrenia pa- tients in South Korea who had committed a crime. Our results suggest that different treatment and prevention strategies should be considered for each aggression subtype. 


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