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A diagnosis of depression is associated with a threefold increase in the risk of committing violent crime, an Oxford University study has found.

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.

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