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Moral cognition, the missing link between psychotic symptoms and acts of violence: a cross-sectional national forensic cohort study

O’Reilly, Ken ; O’Connell, Paul ; O’Sullivan, Danny ; Corvin, Aiden ; Sheerin, James ; O’Flynn, Padraic ; Donohoe, Gary ; McCarthy, Hazel ; Ambrosh, Daniela ; O’Donnell, Muireann ; Ryan, Aisling ; Kennedy, Harry G.


Background: People with schizophrenia are ten times more likely to commit homicide than a member of the general population. The relationship between symptoms of schizophrenia and acts of violence is unclear. There has also been limited research on what determines the seriousness and form of violence, such as reactive or instrumental violence. Moral cognition may play a paradoxical role in acts of ...


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