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:
NEW! Results of the EU-VIORMED Project published
We are pleased to announce that the results of the EU-VIORMED study have been published in Psychological Medicine (2020 Impact Factor: 7.723) on September 13, 2021.... Read more
EU-VIORMED Final Event 2nd Announcement: Full program available
SAVE THE DATE: September 27, 2021. from 9.30am until 3.30pm CET the EU-VIORMED Final Event is almost here!... Read more
SAVE THE DATE: EU-VIORMED Final Event – 1st Announcement
Save the date: the EU-VIORMED Final Event is almost here! We are pleased to announce that the three-year EU-VIORMED project, aimed at supporting the harmonization of forensic psychiatric care pathways and treatment patterns across Europe, will hold its Final Event on September 27, 2021. Join us as we discuss the state of forensic psychiatry in European […]... Read more