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Risk Assessment

Here you will find information psychiatrists and mental health professionals often ask about assessing the risk of violence, valid medical record keeping, malpractice, and other concerns.

Risk Assessment

The ability to diagnose pedophilia is key to preventing child sexual abuse: it makes possible accurate risk assessment and informed decisions regarding who is safe to work with children—and who is not.

The current shortage of psychiatric beds in the US is a major problem. Patients are discharged prematurely and often have to be readmitted or end up homeless or incarcerated.

Suicide contagion and clusters are more likely among young people in contained communities such as college campuses.

What is the most common method of suicide in the US?

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This article reviews the different categories of elder abuse, emphasizing the role and requirements for psychiatrists, with a focus on financial elder abuse.

Nearly half of children who present to emergency departments with self-harm receive no mental health assessment. What are the essential elements needed to interview children and adolescents in the context of a psychiatric emergency?

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