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Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria

On-line version ISSN 2013-6463Print version ISSN 1575-0620


NEGREDO, L.; MELIS, F.  and  HERRERO, O.. Psychopathy and suicidal behaviour in a sample of mentally disordered offenders. Rev. esp. sanid. penit. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.3-7. ISSN 2013-6463.

Empirical literature has yielded a positive association between psychopathy levels and suicide attempts. This association is centred around impulsivity and disinhibitory facets of psychopathy, whereas suicide and emotional poverty remain independent. Evidence about the relation between suicide and psychopathy in mentally disordered offenders is not conclusive. The present work explores the relation between several measures of antisocial personality, suicide attempt and deliberate self mutilation in a sample of inmates from a forensic psychiatric hospital. Results support the association between disinhibitory aspects of personality and suicide in this population.

Keywords : Suicide; Antisocial Personality Disorder; Prisons; Prisioners; Spain; Psyquiatry; Mental disorders; Self-injurious Behavior.

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