Psychopathy and facial emotion recognition ability in patients with bipolar affective disorder with or without delinquent behaviors

Demirel H., Yesilbas D., Ozver I., Yuksek E., Sahin F., Aliustaoglu S. , ...More

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, vol.55, no.3, pp.542-546, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.11.022
  • Page Numbers: pp.542-546


Background: It is well known that patients with bipolar disorder are more prone to violence and have more criminal behaviors than general population. A strong relationship between criminal behavior and inability to empathize and imperceptions to other person's feelings and facial expressions increases the risk of delinquent behaviors. In this study, we aimed to investigate the deficits of facial emotion recognition ability in euthymic bipolar patients who committed an offense and compare with non-delinquent euthymic patients with bipolar disorder.