Post-traumatic stress disorder in the forensic psychiatric setting

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Kristiansson, M, Sumelius, K and Sondergaard, HP (2004), Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry, 32:399-407

From a clinical point of view, it is well known that many subjects who undergo forensic psychiatric evaluation (FPE) have had various traumatic events in their lives. The article assesses the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in offenders who undergo FPE, compare differences with regard to the prevalence of PTSD between immigrants and Swedes, compare psychiatric comorbidity and offenses between PTSD and non-PTSD patients, and compare various instruments and questionnaires when assessing the level of PTSD symptoms.

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