Besides being sad, patients who are depressed often feel disgruntled, resentful, or irritable. Such emotions can lead to violence in people who are predisposed to such behavior. Consider the questions in this quiz.
Trauma And Violence
Two evidence-based psychosocial treatments are available for trauma-based nightmares. The authors provide a case illustration for each method.
What percentage of American psychiatry residents reported being physically assaulted at some point in their training? And what is a reasonable first approach to managing an agitated patient? Find out in this 2-question quiz.
In addition to psychosocial problems, there is a growing realization that PTSD may also lead to or exacerbate chronic medical health conditions.
This article summarizes literature on post-disaster mental health and describes the public health crisis in Puerto Rico. Special attention is given to highlight higher suicide rates and PTSD that develop in post-disaster areas.
The author addresses some of the complexities in assessing and managing treatment-resistant PTSD.
Recent studies have demonstrated the wide-reaching adverse effects of being bullied in childhood. These effects range from impaired academic performance to interest in cosmetic surgery.
We can encourage more responsible media coverage of mass shootings in an effort to cut down on “copy-cat” killings. Here are 4 guidelines.
Evil? Psychopathology? Mental illness? Gambling disorder? Brain tumor? Can future massacres be prevented if we understand what caused the Las Vegas shooter to become our country's biggest mass murderer?
The Slenderman case revives a long-standing debate: does media exposure influence acts of violence in youth?