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Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry

There has probably never been a worse place and worse time to have a severe mental illness than now in the United States. How did we get into this mess?

Clinicians have some degree of power. We must curb abuse—whether under the guise of research, transference in psychotherapy, in prescribing medication, or when deciding on treatments.

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The authors explore ways to address aggression in clinical practice and examine the potentially dangerous impulsivity-violence link across a broad range of conditions.

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Radicalization by Norwegian converts to the Prophet’s Ummah produced massive and terrible social consequences. The explanations offered may be pertinent to the current attraction that ISIS offers for too many young persons in many countries of the civilized world.

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Loneliness, substance abuse, dating violence, and hopelessness, are just some of the risk factors for suicide, which remains the second leading cause of death for college students.

Defending a Malpractice Suit: Lessons Learned

After being sued for psychiatric malpractice and enduringa 4-year roller-coaster ride of fear, hope, hard work, anxiety, and detachment, the author passes along lessons learned.

The author applies psychodynamic psychology to understand and recognize so-called "homegrown" terrorists, individuals who are familiar with American culture and thus more difficult to detect.


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