Violence in Psychiatry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1107092191
ISBN 13: 978-1107092198
The association between violence and mental illness is well studied, yet remains highly controversial. Currently, there does appear to be a trend of increasing violence in hospital settings, including both civilly and forensically committed populations. In fact, physical aggression is the primary reason for admission to many hospitals. Given that violence is now often both a reason for admission and a barrier to discharge, there is a pressing need for violence to be re-conceptualized as a primary medical condition, not as the by-product of one. Furthermore, treatment settings need to be enhanced to address the new types of violence exhibited in inpatient environments and this modification needs to be geared toward balancing safety with treatment. This book focuses on violence from assessment, through underlying neurobiology, to treatment and other recommendations for practice. This will be of interest to forensic psychiatrists, general adult psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and rehabilitation therapists.
Focusing on violence from assessment, through underlying neurobiology, to treatment and other recommendations for practice, this book will be of interest to forensic psychiatrists, general adult psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and rehabilitation therapists.
About the Author
Katherine D. Warburton is the Medical Director and Deputy Director for Clinical Operations for the California Department of State Hospitals and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis. She is the guest editor of a special issue on violence for CNS Spectrums with Dr Charles Scott and an expert in violence risk assessment and treatment of violence, and applying medical evidence to policy in a state hospital system.
Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of the market leading textbook Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, as well as more than five hundred other articles and chapters. Dr Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher and teacher in psychiatry and psychopharmacology.