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Psychomotor epilepsy and violence in a group of incarcerated adolescent boys
Am J Psychiatry 1982;139:882-887.
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The authors report the finding of psychomotor epilepsy in 18 of 97 incarcerated delinquent boys. Number of psychomotor symptoms was correlated with degree of violence in the members of this group. In addition, psychomotor symptoms were correlated more strongly with certain psychotic symptoms than with soft neurological signs or intellectual deficits. The relationship of violence to ictal and interictal states is explored.

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