Disturbed sleep as a risk factor for aggression in prisoners with a psychotic illness: a brief report

J. Meijers, F. Scherder, J.M. Harte

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Abstract

The objective of the present study is to examine whether a relationship exists between disturbed sleep and aggression in 19 male prisoners with a psychotic illness, incarcerated in the Penitentiary Psychiatric Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The sleep–wake rhythm was indirectly assessed by means of actigraphy. The results show that nocturnal restlessness was a significant predictor of aggression/agitation with a large effect size (R
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)968-972
JournalPsychology, Crime and Law
Volume2015
Issue number21(10)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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