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Lessons in Mitigating Violence
Strategies to reduce aggression in psychiatric treatment settings.
There’s More to Nightmares Than Meets the Eye
Nightmare disorder can produce emotional manifestations of fear, anger, and sadness. Here are 7 reasons parasomnias can challenge even the most astute diagnostician.
Introduction: Violence Toward Staff in Health Care Settings
Here's an overview of motivation for assaults by chronically aggressive inpatients and steps to de-escalate.
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.
Strategies to Reduce and Prevent Restraint and Seclusion in Pediatric Populations
Here's compelling reason for judicious use of restraint and seclusion, and a review of various alternative approaches.
Practical Tips for Managing the Agitated Patient: Avoiding Violence in the Clinical Setting
How could this have happened? What could you do to keep yourself and your team safe from another code white?
Women and Abortion: The Psychiatrist's Role
Former President of the American Psychiatric Association, Nada Stotland, MD, MS, speaks here about abortion—a subject that is especially important for psychiatrists in several ways.
The Soldier’s Private War and Invisible Wounds
PTSD is a psychiatric illness resulting from a physical or psychological trauma that is sometimes related to warfare, but of course occurs in the case of civilian trauma as well. However, wars have been a propitious time for studying PTSD.
4 Warning Signs of Illness Falsification
Medical, psychiatric, and/or developmental disorders can be falsified in a variety of ways. Know the warning signs often missed by clinicians.
Psychiatry Roundup: Orlando, Physicians Unite, Defunct Study
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, nearly half a million physicians declared war on gun violence. This story and more in our psychiatry roundup.
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