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Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1994 Mar;28(1):136-40.

Homicide and attempted homicide by patients suffering from dementia: two case reports.

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Community, Aged and Mental Health Service, Hunter Area Health Service, Newcastle, New South Wales.

Abstract

Two elderly patients suffering from a dementing illness are described. The patients manifested homicidal behaviour in association with dementia. Possible risk factors for such behaviour are explored. Implications arising from the cases are discussed.

PMID:
8067958
DOI:
10.3109/00048679409075855
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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