Clinical evaluation of the violent patient.

  title={Clinical evaluation of the violent patient.},
  author={W. H. Reid},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={11 4},
Violence is a generic behavior whose evaluation must consider medical, emotional, social, and environmental factors. The evaluation setting should allow privacy (but not isolation), security (but not constriction), comfort (but not fragility), and respect (but not vulnerability). In addition to one's routine complete history, a very complete description of events and feelings before, during, and after the violent episode is critical. Organic causes and correlates of violent behavior must be… CONTINUE READING

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