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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
Print version ISSN 1415-4714
VALENCA, Alexandre Martins et al. Violent behavior, gender and psychopathology. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp. 238-252. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142010000200006.
Violence committed by individuals with severe mental disorders has come under considerable scrutiny recently by mental health professionals, police authorities and other segments of society. Men are more aggressive than women among the general population. In contrast, however, it has been found that the difference between the genders in terms of violence is smaller among individuals with mental disorders than among people in general.
Keywords : Aggression; crime; mental disorder; women.