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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

Suicide is not being adequately addressed in terms of prevention, and part of that process is better education of mental health professionals and primary care physicians. More in this expert Q&A.

An expert discusses behaviorial indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk.

J. John Mann, MD discusses behaviorial indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk. He is speaking at this year's PsychCongress in a presentation titled "Can Science Help the Clinician in Suicide Prevention?"

Suicide is a pervasive public health issue for adolescents in Hawaii. In response, a youth leadership model was initiated to empower young leaders in suicide prevention through evidence-based training, relationship building, and community awareness.

Detainees in state and federal prisons have committed crimes that many of us can never forgive. But how we treat such people beyond the loss of freedom and certain rights is entirely about who we are as a society. More in this commentary.

Regulatory bodies that oversee hospitals and graduate medical education have begun to place an ever growing importance on patient safety and quality improvement, from which psychiatry is not immune. More in this case study.

A variety of commonly used psychiatric medications--including phenothiazines, antipsychotics, serotonergic agonists, β-blockers SSRIs, clonidine, carbamazepine, and valproic acid—increase the risk of heatstroke. Psychiatric patients in jails and prisons face a difficult challenge in that they may not have the freedom to change their environment to avoid heatstroke.

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