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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
ISSN (Online): 1875-6581

Schizophrenia and Filicide

Author(s): Teresa Ostler and Sandra Kopels

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2010

Page: [58 - 62] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/157340410790979761

Price: $65


This article examines the contexts associated with the rare but serious issue of women with schizophrenia who kill their children (filicide). It reviews some of the legal issues that arise in the aftermath of these filicides and discusses therapeutic interventions.

Keywords: Schizophrenia, neonaticide, infanticide, filicide, insanity, unfit to stand trial, guilty but mentally ill

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