Brain lesion theory

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Brain lesion theory generally refers to the theory that brain tumors and seizures are associated with aggressive and/or violent behavior.[1]

The theory states that people with damage or lesions to the ventromedial pre-frontal cortex are more inclined to display sociopathic behavior.[2]

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  1. ^ Men Who Abuse Their Spouses: Social and Psychological Supports, J.R. Davidovich, 1990 ISBN 0-86656-982-0
  2. ^ Lane, S. D.; Kjome, K. L.; Moeller, F. G. (2011). "Neuropsychiatry of Aggression". Neurologic Clinics. 29 (1): 49–64, vii. PMC 3053027Freely accessible. PMID 21172570. doi:10.1016/j.ncl.2010.10.006.