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NCJ Number: 37591 Find in a Library
Title: ASSAULT AND HOMICIDE ASSOCIATED WITH AMPHETAMINE ABUSE
Journal: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY  Volume:127  Issue:9  Dated:(MARCH 1971)  Pages:90-95
Author(s): E H ELLINWOOD
Corporate Author: American Psychiatric Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Assoc
Arlington, VA 22209
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CASE HISTORIES OF THIRTEEN PERSONS WHO COMMITTED HOMICIDE WHILE INTOXICATED WITH AMPHETAMINES.
Abstract: IN MOST OF THESE CASES, THE EVENTS LEADING TO THE HOMICIDAL ACT WERE DIRECTLY RELATED TO AMPHETAMINE-INDUCED PARANOID THINKING, PANIC, EMOTIONAL LABILITY, OR LOWERED IMPULSE CONTROL. THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CASES INCLUDED PREDISPOSING PERSONALITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES, AND THE USE OF OTHER DRUGS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; Assault and battery; Case studies; Drug abuse; Homicide
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