25 November 2019

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Effects of illicit substance use on violent behaviour in patients with mental disorder

The correlation between substance abuse and violence in patients with mental disorder is notorious. Previous evidence shows that a relationship between substance abuse and violent behaviour risk in psychotic patients might exist in many different ways:... Read more

15 October 2019

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EU-VIORMED researchers met up in Venice last week

Progress of the EU-VIORMED project: THIRD ANNUAL MEETING (October 10-11, 2019).   The EU-VIORMED Third Annual Meeting took place in Venice (Italy) last week (October 2019, 10th to 11th). The meeting venue was Ospedale San Raffaele Arcangelo, in a beautiful ancient building in Venice.... Read more

1 September 2019

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FUTURE VIOLENCE PREDICTION: research strategies for better risk assessment and care in schizophrenia

The new issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry (Impact Factor 13.655) shows important findings from a recent study by Alec Buchanan and colleagues and a valuable Editorial by Paul Appelbaum on the investigation of future violence in schizophrenia (Volume 176, Issue 9, September 2019).... Read more

6 June 2019

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NEWS FROM UP-TO-DATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Have characteristics of forensic patients changed over time? Opportunity for best-practice models. An important study that was recently published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (impact factor 2.918) investigates, from a Canadian perspective, the demand for forensic psychiatric services and changes in sociodemographic, clinical and offense-based characteristics of forensic patients over a 25-year period.... Read more

19 May 2019

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Forensic Psychiatry Research Society meeting (Oxford) May 21st

The EU-VIORMED project preliminary data will be shown during the Forensic Psychiatry Research Society (FPRS) meeting in Oxford.... Read more

9 May 2019

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EU-VIORMED: Supporting the harmonization of forensic psychiatric care

SAVE THE DATE! Copenhagen, 7th – 10th September 2019. Helsinki, 19th – 20th September 2019. *LOOK FOR EU-VIORMED information at EUFAMI booth*... Read more

1 April 2019

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NEWS FROM UP-TO-DATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

EFFICIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMMES AND INTERMEDIARY TREATMENT TARGETS IN FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS. Aggression and violence have significant adverse health, social and economic impacts. Current situation and Needs: Absence of definitive high quality studies exploring violent offender treatment effectiveness; Lack of knowledge on impact of intensive multi-module violence offender treatments in a forensic mental health setting.... Read more

4 March 2019

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – A cross-national dialogue: PRATO 2019 (Sep 30-Oct 2)

The Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology & Forensicare invites you to submit abstracts for the upcoming conference – Prato 2019:   “WORKING WITH VIOLENCE IN ADULTS AND YOUTH 2019.  Effective clinical, welfare and legal strategies”... Read more

28 February 2019

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NEWS FROM UP-TO-DATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

INSIGHT and psychiatric dangerousness to reduce stigma associated with mental illness. In the past two decades, research has shown an increased risk of violence among patients with mental disorder. However, the underlying pathways have remained controversial, say the authors... Read more