Assessment Of Correlation Between Lipid Profile, Criminal Behaviour And Psychosis

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Dr. Ajish Mangot, Dr. Vasantmeghna Murthy, Dr. Sharad Kshirsagar


Background: Social and cultural rearing environment has a powerful effect on behaviour, including violence. The present study was conducted to assess correlation between lipid profile, criminal behaviour andpsychosis.

Materials & Methods: 100 subjects of both genderswere divided into 4 groups of 25 each. Group I was general population. Group II was Psychotic inpatients with no H/o Crime. Group III was convicted criminal group and group IV was Psychotic Inpatient group with h/o crime. All were subjected to the GHQ-12 scale, Overt Aggression Scale (OAS), Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS).

Results: Out of 120 subjects, males were 65 and females were 55. The mean cholesterol was 178.4, 174.2, 154.3 and 148.2, HDL was 33.6, 32.1, 32.7 and 34.9, TGwas 170.2, 122.4, 137.5 and 112.3, LDL was 113.2, 118.5, 94.2 and 90.4 and VLDL was 34.2, 24.1, 27.6 and 22.1 in group I, II, III and IV respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).

Conclusion: There was an association of low cholesterol level with degree of violence/aggression.

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