International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | Albania | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Homicidal Behavior and Schizophrenia in Albania

Ilda Aliko | Ariel Como [2]

Abstract: The generation of interpersonal violence is an interactive process of the perpetrator and victim, relevant to the surrounding people and the environment. The course and the outcome of violent behavior from schizophrenia may vary depending on the type of victim, which may elicit different social impacts. Compared to clinical management of the mentally ill (eg. risk assessment, improved treatment), the relatively rare and unpredictable violence among psychiatric patients are more likely to raise public concerns and increase the stigma of the patients. Cases of injury or murder among strangers in public places tend to raise public awareness and panic. Previous studies have also documented several forms of victimization. The investigation of homicide cases has shown that the mentally ill are less likely to attack strangers. In contrast, families and friends of individuals with mental disorders face the most significant risk of harm. Patients with severe mental disorders like schizophrenia commit half of the violent acts directly on family members.

Keywords: skizophrenia, homicide, victim, acquaintances, relatives

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2466 - 2469

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