8 February 2021

Category: News

NEW! Publication on Pharmacological interventions to reduce violence in people with Schizophrenia

We are pleased to announce that an article by the EU-VIORMED group has been published in CNS Spectrums (2019 Impact Factor: 3.356) on February 5, 2021. This study systematically investigated the available evidence about pharmacological interventions aimed at reducing violence perpetrated by subjects with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSDs) in forensic psychiatry.... Read more

1 December 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – A comprehensive review of the association between different mental disorders and violence

A better understanding of forensic psychiatry care pathways and treatment patterns has been hampered by several matters.... Read more

22 September 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – Individual characteristics, severity of psychiatric symptoms, sleep quality, and violent behaviors

Situation to date: Violent behaviors of people suffering from schizophrenia include physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger, and hostility, which correlate with physiological changes in the brain. As a whole, physiological changes and unsatisfactory sleep quality in people suffering from schizophrenia can influence their emotional adjustment. Sleep disorders may reduce emotional control, thereby increasing the likelihood of […]... Read more

20 July 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – Violent behavior and early onset of cannabis use in psychosis

Situation to date: The relation between substance abuse and violence in patients with mental disorders has been a topic of great interest, especially considering early phases of psychosis. Several studies have highlighted the risk of violent behavior in young people with psychosis, with substance use as a major risk factor for violence. Nonetheless, research exploring […]... Read more

29 May 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – Violence and Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma is a risk factor for psychosis as well as for violent behaviors and offending. It encompasses subdomains of abuse and neglect that may be differently related... Read more

28 April 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – A Machine Learning approach for Violent Behaviors and Stress in Schizophrenia

Situation to date:  One of the main aims of the EU-VIORMED Project is to identify risk factors for violence amongst individuals with mental disorder. Previous studies have shown that stress is an important link in the chain of triggers of violence.... Read more

30 March 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – Violent Behavior Is Associated With Emotion Salience Network Dysconnectivity in Schizophrenia

Situation to date: Although individuals suffering from schizophrenia show an elevated risk of violence compared to the general population, limited effort has been made to inquire the neurobiological aetiology of such behaviour. Currently, the understanding of the biological foundation of emotions in people with schizophrenia and a history of violence is limited, and the existing […]... Read more

29 February 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH – The economic impact of violence perpetration in severe mental illness

Situation to date: Calls for increased funding for mental health services require many lines of evidence in support, said Senior, Fazel, and Tsiachristas from University of Oxford in their recent work published in The Lancet Public Health (Impact Factor 11.600).... Read more

24 January 2020

Category: News

UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH –Feasibility of a Violence Risk Assessment Tool in Forensic Mental Health

Situation to date: Currently, the assessment of violence risk amongst individuals with mental disorder does not fall within an agreed practice. One purpose of the EU-VIORMED project is to redefine and standardize assessment tools in order to find out how to improve the diagnosis and the effectiveness of treatments for violence risk in Severe Mental […]... Read more