Social corelates as a risk factors for violence among individuals with mental disorders

Filov, Izabela and Dimitrovska Ristevska, Gordana and Rajchanovska, Domnika and Stojchevska-Prodanovska, Viktorija and Jovanovska, Tanja (2018) Social corelates as a risk factors for violence among individuals with mental disorders. In: Contributions/Прилози. 25/26, XIV . Македонско научно друштво Битола, Bitola, pp. 31-39. ISBN ISSN 0420-0950

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Violent behavior occurs in a social system that includes a person who has a
certain life history, a certain state of health or a disorder and interaction with certain
social circumstances. Biological and environmental interaction is responsible for
violence and aggression. Theories of social teachings indicate that violent behavior
is a product of former experiences, which include predisposing environmental
conditions. Permanent displays of violence in the media are deserting the viewer of
violence. The aim of the paper was to determine the impact of risk factors of a
social nature, which determine the violent behavior among people with mental
disorders. The study is prospective with a retrospective approach. The research was
conducted at the Psychiatric Hospital Demir Hisar, Psychiatric Hospital "Skopje" -
Skopje and the Center for Mental Health Prilep. The time frame for the research
was between May 2014 and May 2015. For the needs of the research, a conducted
interview was created for assessing the social / demographic characteristics, as well
as obtaining data related to the crime, that is, the type of violence. The interview
with patients was consisted of 7 questions. The investigation showed following
results: the dominant age is 32 years in the group of perpetrators of violence, 46 %
of the respondent are unemployed, 73 % of them from the urban environment, 46%
with high school, 36 % of them married. The most dominant diagnosis is
schizophrenia and schizophrenic disorders with around 50 %,, in the 56% of the
respondents the noted criminal act had been the first one.
Key words: mental disorder, violence, social factors

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Higher Medical School
Depositing User: Vms Eprints
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2020 16:54
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2020 16:54

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