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Violent Behavior and Mental Illness

A Compendium of Articles from Psychiatric Services and Hospital and Community Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association
Introduction by Carl C. Bell, M.D.

  • 1997
  • 72 Pages
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-410-0
  • Item #2410

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  • Introduction. Putting violence in context. Violent behavior by individuals with serious mental illness. Assessing the evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Violence and psychiatric disorder in the community: evidence from the epidemiologic catchment are surveys. Clinical symptoms, neurological impairment, and prediction of violence in psychiatric inpatients. Involuntary community treatment of people who are violent and mental ill: a legal analysis. Using intensive care management to reduce violence by mental ill persons in the community. Pharmacological and behavior treatments for aggressive psychiatric inpatients. The relationship between acute psychiatric symptoms, diagnosis, and short term risk of violence. A prospective study of violence by psychiatric patients after hospital discharge. Early-Onset substance abuse and community violence by outpatients with chronic mental illness. Command hallucination and the prediction of dangerousness.

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