Violence & Aggression
Playing violent video games is associated with subsequent increases in physical aggression.
Researchers suggested that more data is required to create a centralized database that can be used to inform the debate on an assault weapons ban.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault among midlife women are associated with poorer physical and mental health.
Even with access to specialized forensic evidence collection, many sexual assault survivors do not complete a Sexual Assault Evidence Kit.
Most youths in a recent survey support the right to own guns, but the majority believe that gun control laws would reduce mass shootings.
There is a correlation for firearm caliber with likelihood of death from gunshot wounds.
Positive future orientation is associated with reduced odds of weapon-related violence perpetration among teenage males from low-resource neighborhoods.
Technology-Enhanced Intervention in the ED Appears Promising for Reducing Underage Drinking, Consequences
This intervention provides flexibility in the clinical setting, allowing for therapist delivery when staff is available and computer delivery when staff resources are not available.
Not all abused children become serial killers, and not all serial killers are victims of childhood abuse. However, the connection between the two cannot be dismissed as just coincidence.
For black US adults, police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on mental health.
Firearm-related victimization was associated with severe distress more often than victimization involving no weapons.
The issue of gun violence must be addressed by the physician leadership scientifically, in an evidence-based manner.
The psychological effect on psychiatrist victims should be acknowledged even when the behavior of the perpetrator can be explained by diagnosis.
As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.
Mortality rates decreased for alcohol use disorders, self-harm, and interpersonal violence between 1980 and 2014. Mortality rates for drug use disorders increased both nationally and in each county over the same period.
Mental health professionals regularly grapple with the best way to support clients navigating an onslaught of sexual violence in their daily lives.
Individuals with excessive trait anger are "more easily provoked by a wide variety of situations than people with low levels of trait anger."
Men, including male physicians, are less likely than female physicians to seek medical treatment for their own health conditions.
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 Condition
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.
A growing body of research finds disproportionately high rates of sexual assault among servicewomen.
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.
Awareness of adolescents' sexual history is essential in providing mental health treatment.
Brain abnormalities prevent psychopathic violent offenders from learning from punishment.
Teenage girls can learn assertive behavior to reduce unwanted sexual advances through a virtual reality program.
Nearly 25% of adults who said they suffer from migraine headaches said they were subjected to emotional abuse as children.
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.
Brain activity in people who self-identify as having aggressive tendencies differs based on what they are watching.
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.
More research is needed to determine if poorer function is the result of or leads to a preference for viewing violent television programming.
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