The study of nearly 50,000 people in Sweden found that 3.7% (641) of depressed men and 0.5% (152) of depressed women committed a violent crime after their depression diagnosis. This compares to 1.2% (4097) of men and 0.2% (1059) of women in the general population who had committed a violent crime.
Depression diagnosis associated with higher risk of violent crime
- 26 February 2015
A diagnosis of depression is associated with a threefold increase in the risk of committing violent crime, an Oxford University study has found.