Section 32
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Homicide and attempted homicide by patients suffering from dementia: two case reports

Ticehurst, S.B.; Gale, I.G.; Rosenberg, S.J.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 28(1): 136-140


ISSN/ISBN: 0004-8674
PMID: 8067958
DOI: 10.3109/00048679409075855
Accession: 031716132

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.

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