International Journal of Mental Health & PsychiatryISSN: 2471-4372

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Research Article, Int J Ment Health Psychiatry Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Testosterone and Homicide (An African Perspective)

Azza Kamal Alnourani1, Abdelgadir Hussein Osman2* and Abdelgani Alsheikh2

1Tbuuk Medical school, University of Tabuuk, Khartoum, Sudan, Africa

2FRCPsych, associate professor, department of psychiatry, faculty of medicine, Alribat University

*Corresponding Author : Dr. Abdelgadir Hussein Osman, MBBS, MRCP1
FRCPsych, DPM Medical Ed, CCST UK consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Sudan, Africa
Tel: +447393334607, 00249912312117

Received: May 18, 2017 Accepted: June 01, 2017 Published: June 06, 2017

Citation: Osman AH, Alnourani AK, Alsheikh A (2017) Testosterone and Homicide (An African Perspective). Int J Ment Health Psychiatry 3:3. doi: 10.4172/2471-4372.1000144


The enigma of the relationship between testosterone and violence remained of blurred boundaries, yet a challenging conundrum for forensic psychiatry and psychology. This article presents the outcome of a case controlled study comparing testosterone blood level from 50 inmates convicted for murder with 50 cross matched control. A positive association was found between inmates convicted for murder and high testosterone blood level. Moreover, the relationship is even stronger between high testosterone blood level and individuals with recurrent aggressive intensions and who experienced recurrent criminal thoughts that are completely opposite with individuals who are possessed with peaceful attitudes, with P value of 0.002, 0.0001 and 0.000 consecutively.

Keywords: Testosterone; Homicide; Murder; Aggressive intensions; Criminal thoughts

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