4 Myths About Assisted Outpatient Treatment
After lounging on the doorstep of respectability for the past decade, assisted outpatient treatment is here to stay. But some still balk at the notion.
Intellectual Jujitsu and All That Entails
Strong evidence supports sound arguments on each side of 3 debates covered here—so get in there and fight nice.
Assault in the Medical Setting: 3 Stages of Violence
When clinicians work without ready access to a security team or environmental safety protocols, early recognition is crucial to preventing or avoiding those rare occasions when behavior problems escalate.
Forced Medication and Competency to Stand Trial: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
The authors examine legal and ethical challenges for the psychiatrist when a defendant who is incompetent to stand trial declines to take prescribed psychotropic medication.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Enters the Mainstream
Here: common misconceptions about assisted outpatient treatment--and how this tool can help selected mentally ill patients who are most difficult to treat.
9 Tips to Maintain Boundaries in Clinical Practice
The points summarized in this pocket guide—drawn from actual cases—recur repeatedly as problems for practitioners.
Mortality Risk After Discharge From Psychiatric Care
Which patients are at greatest risk for premature death following discharge?
Lessons in Mitigating Violence
Strategies to reduce aggression in psychiatric treatment settings.
Depressive Symptoms Associated With Aggression
The authors review the association between depression and violence, and the role that anger and emotional dysregulation play.
The Role of Psychiatrists in Countering Violent Extremism
There is no predictive tool that is likely to have validity for rare outcomes such as terrorist attacks. More here.
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