Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 8, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Schizophrenia and Homicide: A Case Report

Valença AM1*, de Borba Telles LE2, de Oliveira GC3, França Alexandre MF4, da Silva AG5,6, Nardi AE7

1Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil
2Hospital of Clinics of Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
3Center University of Brasilia, Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde, Brazil
4University of Pernambuco, Brazil
5University of Porto, Portugal
6Department of Molecular Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
7Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Correspondance to: Alexandre Martins Valença` 

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Schizophrenia may be associated with violent behavior, especially in the presence of psychotic symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations, and this violence is most often directed against family members. We present the case of a schizophrenic patient who murdered his mother. Questions about criminal imputability and the importance of prevention and treatment measures in these cases are discussed.


Valença AM, de Borba Telles LE, de Oliveira GC, França Alexandre MF, da Silva AG, Nardi AE. Schizophrenia and Homicide: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2023; 8: 2412.

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