Jonathan Reinharth

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OBJECTIVES To undertake a systematic review on structured violence risk assessment tools in individuals with schizophrenia. METHODS A systematic search was conducted from 1990 to 2011 to identify violence risk assessment tools and studies examining their predictive validity. Item content of the identified instruments was analyzed, and areas under the(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical presentation of psychiatric symptoms can lead to a variety of misdiagnoses. Organic causes, including brain tumors, should be considered under these circumstances. METHODS We present a case report of an 84-year-old woman with irritable, aggressive, and delusional behavior. Her earlier diagnoses included altered mental status,(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Background: Aggression committed by patients with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses represents a major public health concern affecting patients, their families, treating clinicians as well as the community at large. Cortical dysfunction has been implicated as an anatomical correlate of acts of aggression(More)
Individuals with bipolar spectrum disorders experience higher morbidity and mortality rates relative to the general population because of increased commission of dangerous behaviors. Despite this impact, little is known about the overall rates of risk-taking behaviors in patients currently being treated for such illness. This study examined the frequency of(More)
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