Commentary: the value of the clinical interview.

  title={Commentary: the value of the clinical interview.},
  author={Daniel J Papapietro},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={40 2},
The potential for violence among hospitalized psychiatric patients is not a new phenomenon. Risk prediction in hospitalized psychiatric patients requires, in addition to actuarial tools, a firsthand understanding of the patient's psychiatric disorder, symptoms, personality structure, coping skills, and defense mechanisms. The current state of psychiatric… CONTINUE READING