Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Antidepressants may help violent offenders

A new study has found that violent offenders are less likely to commit another assault if they are given antidepressive drugs. Some of the side effects of antidepressant drugs is that they can also reduce irritability, aggression and impulsive behaviour.

A group of Australian forensic psychiatrists studied the effects of the drugs when given to violent offenders who were not suffering depression.

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