Violence & Aggression
Individuals with excessive trait anger are "more easily provoked by a wide variety of situations than people with low levels of trait anger."
More than 65% of inmates who showed aggressive behavior against others and/or themselves displayed severe aggression.
Exposure to Stressful Triggers Increases Risk for Violent Criminality Irrespective of Psychiatric ConditionJuly 13, 2016
The largest 7-day absolute risk of criminal violence was observed after exposure to violence in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, as well as in unaffected individuals.
10.3% of the participants experienced moderate victimization that increased, and 5.1% experienced high levels of consistent victimization.
The odds ratios for children and adolescents were 2.39 for suicidality, 2.79 for aggression, and 2.15 for akathisia.
Mental health reform is needed to provide better help to those who are directly or indirectly impacted by mass shootings and traumas.
Standard risk factors were not effective in identifying who would be violent, but a causal approach was successful.
Psychiatrists can play a key role in detecting signs of abuse, helping the individual to create a safety plan, and providing trauma interventions.
IED has comorbidities, including mood disorders, lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse.
Link only seen in study participants aged 24 and younger.
Female prisoners with a mental illness were twice as likely to be violent after release.
Link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says.
The synthetic stimulant "Flakka" can cause users to have thoughts or feelings of violence toward themselves or others.
In general, statins were found to increase aggression in postmenopausal women, but decrease it in men.
Only 12% of violent incidents committed by high-risk psychiatric patients were preceded by hallucinations and delusions.
More than 25% of children have either been a victim of or have witnessed violence involving guns, knives, rocks and sticks, leading to trauma symptoms.
Long-term study finds rates of suicide, early death and violent crime continue to increase over time in patients with schizophrenia.
An study of people convicted of homicides found that using benzodiazepines was associated with a 45% increased risk of doing so.
However, youths with a history of substance abuse may be linked to a higher risk of violent behavior.
Quick-to-anger gun owners also have elevated risk of personality disorders, alcohol abuse, anxiety and PTSD, the researchers said.
Fear, neurological problems, or conduct behavior disorders can increase the potential for aggression in people.
Swedish study find people with depression were five to six times more likely to harm others or themselves than the general population.
Brain abnormalities prevent psychopathic violent offenders from learning from punishment.
Finnish prisoners who were repeat offenders for violent crime shared a certain genotype in two genes.
Patients who have a mental illness and a substance abuse issue less likely to be aggressive if both conditions are treated simultaneously.
However, nearly 90% of youths with mental illness do not engage in crime.
Women who were sexually abused in their youth tended to have thicker carotid arteries, which can lead to cardiovascular disease.
Decades after bullying ends, adults still face psychological issues from events that occurred during childhood.
The VIO-SCAN questionnaire is the first rapid screening tool available to aid clinicians in identifying those at risk for violent behavior.
Nurses said that violence was endemic in their workplace, due to the high-risk environment they work in.
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