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(p. 91) Violence and persecutory delusions
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(p. 91) Violence and persecutory delusions
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Jayne L. Taylor

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10.1093/med:psych/9780199206315.003.0005
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date: 17 August 2018

This chapter seeks topresent a review of the current research base on the relationship betweenviolence and psychosis by first reviewing the evidence for a link between bothpsychosis and, more specifically, persecutory delusions. Research on thefactors believed to contribute to this relationship is then discussed, with aspecific emphasis upon the role of threat, emotional processing, attributionalbias, ’theory of mind’ and early experience.

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