Emergency psychiatry and assaultive patient

A. E. Skodol, T. B. Karasu

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The authors studied 62 emergency room patients with violent ideation or action to assess the feasibility of predicting assaultive behavior. Although the likelihood of future violent acts could not be predicted accurately, they discovered that a significant majority of violent patients were potentially treatable within the setting of emergency psychiatry practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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