Table 4

Filicide in Austria and Finland 1995--2005, psychiatric and legal results

Austria

n (%)a

Finland n (%)a

p


Forensic psychiatric examination

47 (83)

28 (82)

Ns

Criminally irresponsible

16 (33)

8 (25)

Ns

Psychotic disorder

13 (22)

10 (29)

Ns

- Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective disorder

5 (9)

4 (12)

Ns

- Psychotic mood disorder b

6 (10)

4 (12)

Ns

Personality disorder

20 (35)

16 (47)

Ns

- Antisocial

0

1 (3)

Ns

- Borderline

2 (3)

4 (12)

Ns

Non-psychotic depressive disorder

5 (9)

12 (35)

<0.05

Substance abuse/dependency

1 (2)

9 (26)

<0.001


All tests Fisher's exact test, two sided

a Percentage of living perpetrators. In Austria, 58 perpetrators survived for processes, in Finland 34

b Two bipolar disorders in Austria, one in Finland, all the rest depressive disorders

Putkonen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:74   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-74

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