Early-onset substance abuse and community violence by outpatients with chronic mental illness
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Substance-Related Disorders; Violence; Mentally Ill Persons; Outpatients; Mental Disorders
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
This study examined the relationship between violence and substance abuse among patients with chronic mental illness living in the community. In this sample, very early onset of substance abuse among people who developed mental illness was associated with the greatest risk of community violence.
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Fulwiler, C., Grossman, H., Cooper Forbes,C., Ruthazer, R.: Early-onset substance abuse and community violence by outpatients with chronic mental illness, in Violent Behavior & Mental Illness, pp. 64-68. American Psychiatric Association, Psychiatric Services Research Center, Washington, DC, 1997. ISBN 0890424101, 9780890424100.
Fulwiler, Carl E.; Grossman, Hillel; Forbes, Catherine; and Ruthazer, Robin, "Early-onset substance abuse and community violence by outpatients with chronic mental illness" (1997). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 17.