Adjustment of the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) Outpatient: An Initial Report

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 7


    Cavanaugh, JL
    Clinical director and clinical psychologist, Isaac Ray Center, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

    Wasyliw, OE
    Clinical director and clinical psychologist, Isaac Ray Center, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

    (Received 26 March 1984; accepted 27 June 1984)

    Abstract

    Adjustment to outpatient treatment of not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) patients following discharge from inpatient settings was explored by following 44 subjects in a 2-year, longitudinal study. Data obtained for each subject included demographic characteristics, Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Research Diagnostic Criteria (SADS-RDC) diagnosis, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Repeated measures included the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Change Form (SADS-C), Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90), and Holmes ahe Inventory. No recidivism occurred for any crime against persons, 25% of subjects were rehospitalized, and those subjects remaining in outpatient treatment showed a general pattern of stable to modestly improving functioning. Implications for safe and effective community treatment of NGRI acquittees are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS10960J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10960J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title Adjustment of the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) Outpatient: An Initial Report
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30