Psychopharmacology of aggression in schizophrenia

Peter Buckley, Leslie Citrome, Carmen Nichita, Michael Vitacco

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The management of aggression in patients with schizophrenia is a complex and challenging clinical dilemma. It also is greatly influenced by prevailing societal and medicolegal considerations regarding the perceived associations between violence and mental illness. This article provides a succinct account of a complex area and offers evidence for available treatments to reduce the occurrence of violent behavior among patients with schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)930-936
Number of pages7
JournalSchizophrenia Bulletin
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • schizophrenia
  • treatment
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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