Answer D. 50%
Findings indicate that more than 50% of patients hospitalized for a first episode of schizophrenia who had threatened others had displayed overt signs of illness for over a year.1
Keep in mind the following when working with patients who are agitated:
For related information, please see “Aggression and Impulsivity in Schizophrenia,” by Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD and Andrea Fiorillo, MD, PhD, on which this quiz was based.
1. Humphreys MS, Johnstone EC, MacMillan JF, Taylor PJ. Dangerous behavior preceding first admissions for schizophrenia. Br J Psychiatry. 1992; 161:501-505.
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