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Antipsychotic medication associated with reduced rate of violent crime

People who use antipsychotic medication -- such as clozapine or risperidone -- to treat psychiatric illness are nearly half as likely to commit a violent crime compared to when they are not using such medication, according to new results published in The Lancet. The use of mood stabilizing drugs -- such as lithium or carbamazepine -- is also associated with a reduced rate of violent crime, although the reduction is less pronounced, and only in patients with bipolar disorder.
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