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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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REZENDE LEAL, Juliana  e  MARTINS VALENCA, Alexandre. Fratricide and Schizophrenia. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2016, vol.45, n.2, pp.133-136. ISSN 0034-7450.

Abstract Background: Fratricide is the killing of one's own bother. It's a type of homicide rarely seen on psychiatric practice. This is still a theme which is poorly studied, and not well understood by the scientific literature. Objective: To report a case of a men, with paranoid schizophrenia that murdered his own bother and had a psychiatric forensic evaluation to establish his penal responsibility. Methods: A psychiatric interview was carried out and the psychiatric diagnosis was established based on the interview and analysis of forensic and medical records, using the DSM-IV-TR criteria. Literature review was held about the theme. Results: The examinee was considered not guilty by reason of insanity, due to the presence of a mental disorder that affected her entire understanding and volition of the practiced act. Conclusions: The study of such cases may illustrate and identify motivating factors related to homicidal behavior in individuals with severe mental disorders.

Palavras-chave : Fratricide; Violence; Mental disorder; Paranoid schizophrenia; Criminal responsibility.

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