Neurological soft signs in mentally disordered offenders

Assadi, S.M. and Noroozian, M. and Shariat, S.V. and Yahyazadeh, O. and Pakravannejad, M. and Aghayan, S. (2007) Neurological soft signs in mentally disordered offenders. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 19 (4). pp. 420-427.

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The study used the Neurological Evaluation Scale to assess neurological soft signs in 351 offenders and 80 healthy comparison subjects. Offenders were also interviewed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV and the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Neurological signs were significantly increased in offenders compared with healthy subjects. Offenders with repeated misdemeanors had higher rates of neurological signs than those with a single felony. Neurological scores were significantly predicted by lifetime diagnoses of psychotic, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Each diagnostic category was associated with a distinct pattern of neurological abnormalities. Copyright © 2007 American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety disorder; article; checklist; clinical assessment tool; comparative study; controlled study; diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders; diagnostic test; human; major clinical study; male; mental disease; neurologic disease; neurologic examination; offender; priority journal; psychosis; scoring system; statistical significance; structured interview; substance abuse
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: parto mrs bakhtminoo
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 11:43
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 11:43

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