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2016, 14(2): 65-69 Back to browse issues page
A Comparison of Mental Disorders in Two Groups of Prisoners Charged with Premeditated Murder and Kidnapping
mahmoud shirazi, muhammad ali fardin , ali arab, zahra piri
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Branch, Iran , fardinmohamadali@yahoo.com
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  Purpose: The current study aimed to compare mental disorders in two groups of prisoners
charged with premeditated murder and kidnapping.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study followed a casual-comparative design. The
sample of this study included 60 prisoners charged with premeditated murder and 60 prisoners
charged with kidnapping selected using simple random sampling method (sortation). To collect
data, the Symptom Check List (SCL-90) was used.
Results: Results of multivariate analysis of variance indicated a statistically significant difference
between these two groups of prisoners charged with premeditated murder and kidnapping
regarding mental disorder symptoms(F = 9.746, Wilks’ Lambda = .556, P = .00) such that
prisoners charged with premeditated murder suffered from higher levels of anxiety, paranoid
thoughts and psychosis and prisoners charged with kidnapping suffered more from depression,
somatic symptoms, obsession, and phobia (P = .01). However, no significant difference was
found between prisoners charged with premeditated murder and kidnapping with regard to
aggression and interpersonal sensitivity (P = .05).
Conclusion: The findings of this study revealed that both groups charged with premeditated
murder and kidnapping suffer from high means on mental disorder symptoms.

Keywords: mental disorder, prison, murder, kidnapping.
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Type of Study: Original (Research) | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2016/03/5 | Accepted: 2016/09/1 | Published: 2016/09/1
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shirazi M, fardin M A, arab A, piri Z. A Comparison of Mental Disorders in Two Groups of Prisoners Charged with Premeditated Murder and Kidnapping. Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2016; 14 (2) :65-69
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