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    • Where there is more than one occasion where panic, intimidation, harassment and fear is caused.
    • Around 1 in 5 psychiatrists will gain a stalker (McIvor, 2008)
    • (Pinals 2007) found that women have a lifetime risk of being stalked between 8 and 33% whereas men have a risk of 3 and 46%.
    • Mullen et al. (1999) found that 63% of stalkers made threats and 36% were assaultive. Also found 5 types of stalker: rejected, intimacy seeking, incompetent, resentful and predatory.
      • Delusional disorders more common with intimacy seeking.
      • Personality disorders more common with rejected stalkers.

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