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Sist endret: 2. februar 2021, 13:45
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2021

Strong associations between childhood victimization and community violence in male forensic mental health patients

Bidragsytere:
  • Roar Fosse
  • Gunnar Eidhammer
  • Lars Erik Selmer
  • Maria Knutzen og
  • Stål Bjørkly

Tidsskrift

Frontiers in Psychiatry
ISSN 1664-0640
e-ISSN 1664-0640
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Volum: 11
Sider: 1 - 8
Artikkelnummer: 628734
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85100835372

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Tittel

Strong associations between childhood victimization and community violence in male forensic mental health patients

Sammendrag

Background: Childhood abuse and neglect increase the risk of both mental disorders and violent behavior. Associations between child relational adversities and violent behavior have not been extensively investigated in forensic mental health settings. We asked whether the extent of child adversities predicts the extent of violence in the community in forensic mental health patients. Methods: We included 52 male patients at a medium security forensic mental health ward, with diagnoses of predominantly paranoid schizophrenia and other schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. Seventy-five percent had comorbid substance abuse. We extracted information on six types of child adversities based on clinicians' administrations of the Historical Clinical Risk Management 20 version 3 (HCR 20) scale and summary notes in electronic patient journals. These same sources were used to extract information on war trauma and interpersonal violence in the community. We established cumulative scales for exposure to number of types of child adversities and number of incidents of community violence. Results: Physical and emotional abuse, emotional and physical neglect, and bullying were associated with higher levels of community violence. We observed a linear, significant increase in the frequency of community violence with cumulative numbers of child adversity types. Conclusions: Cumulative exposure to child adversities may be associated with higher degrees of violence in forensic mental health patients, with the most violent patients having the most extensive exposures to adversities. An enhanced focus on child adversities in risk assessment and management of violence may be considered in forensic inpatient settings.

Bidragsytere

Roar Fosse

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klinikk for psykisk helse og rus ved Vestre Viken HF

Gunnar Eidhammer

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sikkerhets-, fengsels-, rettspsyk., HSØ kompetansesenter ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klinikk for psykisk helse og rus ved Vestre Viken HF

Lars Erik Selmer

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klinikk for psykisk helse og rus ved Vestre Viken HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sikkerhets-, fengsels-, rettspsyk., HSØ kompetansesenter ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF

Maria Knutzen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sikkerhets-, fengsels-, rettspsyk., HSØ kompetansesenter ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF
Aktiv cristin-person

Stål Bjørkly

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for helse- og sosialfag ved Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sikkerhets-, fengsels-, rettspsyk., HSØ kompetansesenter ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF
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