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Incendiaires et pyromanes [Arson and pyromania, update 2015].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
While the fire constitutes a threat and provokes avoidance by the entire animal world, its control as lighting and maintenance is inseparable from the history of humankind. For 1% of the population that use is turned to harm, repeatedly and without objective reason, responding to the historical definition of pyromania. The profile of arsonists does not appear to be different from that of the general criminal population: alcohol abuse, nicotine, marijuana and antisocial personality do not make fire setters a special case. However positive fire experience lived in childhood, emotional avoidance and expertise in fire settings' control seems to be specific, as recidivism risk below that of the general criminal population.
Antisocial Personality Disorder/complications, Antisocial Personality Disorder/epidemiology, Criminal Behavior, Firesetting Behavior/diagnosis, Firesetting Behavior/epidemiology, Humans, Models, Psychological, Substance-Related Disorders/complications, Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology
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