Prevalence of Traumas and PTSD Among Individuals Adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among psychiatric and criminal populations, yet there have been few studies among forensic psychiatric populations and no known studies have specifically examined insanity acquittees. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of trauma and to assess recognition of PTSD in forensic settings. Using a cross-sectional self-report survey methodology, we examined traumas, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and PTSD in insanity acquittees (
Guina J, Audu AK, Cameron J, Lemmen A, Mamidipaka A, Kletzka N. Prevalence of Traumas and PTSD Among Individuals Adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2021 Jun;49(2):194-201. doi: 10.29158/JAAPL.200062-20. Epub 2021 Feb 12. PMID: 33579733.