The EUropean Study on VIOlence Risk and MEntal Disorders (EU-VIORMED) is a new collaborative research project that aims to improve the quality of forensic psychiatric care in Europe.
Forensic psychiatry treats mentally disordered people who are a risk to the public. Here, the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders must accurately formulate and understand the complicated relationship between mental disorders and the risk of violence to self and others, while avoiding being overly restrictive.
Forensic psychiatry spans a challenging physical and ethical space between the needs and rights of patients, the public and the criminal justice system, and between medical treatment and public protection.
Forensic psychiatric services of one form or another exist in every EU state, but their design, operational models, clinical resources and guiding principles differ markedly. Today they are expanding in some member states, while contracting in others.
EU-VIORMED aims to:
“Definition of traits predisposing to violence in schizophrenia” ‘Schizophrenia Research’ (Impact Factor: 3.958) recently published a study by Menahem I. Krakowski (New York University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, USA) and Pal Czobor (Departments of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary). In this article, the authors aimed at defining […]... Read more
Progress of the EU-VIORMED project: meeting of researchers in Düsseldorf (October 8-10, 2018). The EU-VIORMED Second Annual Meeting will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on October 2018, 8th to 10th. Colleagues from the Department of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University (P6 UDUS) will welcome all partners in this dynamic region, outstandingly […]... Read more
“An analysis of violence correlates in 63,572 individuals with mental disorders” The ‘Journal of Interpersonal Violence’ (Impact Factor: 2.443) recently published a large study on violence correlates among individuals suffering from mental disorders. Matthew W. Roché and colleagues (New Jersey City University, Jersey City, USA, and Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA) estimated prevalence and risk of […]... Read more