Stockholm Forensic Care Project

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Risk factors for aggression in persons with psychosis spectrum disorders – focus on biology, vulnerability, social and emotional cognition as well as higher cognitive processes.

The aim of the study is to establish the relationship between known psychological and social risk factors of aggression with brain function as well as biology in order to better understand underlying mechanisms for the development of aggression. Factors of interest are genetic and epigenetic vulnerability, protein expression patterns, hormonal and immunological activity together with cognition measures such as social cognition and executive function. Another aim of the study is to establish whether studied variables can improve prediction of recidivism. The study will include persons with psychosis spectrum disorders who either have or have not exhibited aggression and healthy controls.