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Antipsychotics, mood stabilizers may reduce violent crime

KEY POINT

Significant reductions in the risk of violent crimes were observed in patients with psychiatric disorders who were receiving antipsychotics or mood stabilizers, according to an analysis of data from Swedish national registries.

SOURCES

Fazel S et al. Antipsychotic, mood stabilisers, and risk of violent crime. Lancet. 2014; [Epub ahead of print].

Hodgins S. Antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and reductions in violence [editorial]. Lancet. 2014; [Epub ahead of print].