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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


FUENTES, Marina  and  FERNANDEZ, Eva Maria. Schizophrenia in prisons. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.130, pp.405-420. ISSN 2340-2733.

There is a large number of individuals with severe mental disorders in prisons, although this is a reality which is not very familiar for the general public. In this article we present a review of scientific literature in order to know the number of prisoners with psychotic disorders in different countries. We found a higher prevalence of schizophrenic illness among imprisoned persons compared to the general population and a close relationship between severe mental illness, drug abuse and detention.

Keywords : psychosis; schizophrenia; prison; crime; violence.

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