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How to treat violent and aggressive patients

The words “aggression” and “violence” are sometimes used synonymously, but in reality, aggression can be physical or non-physical, and directed either against others or oneself. Violence is more of a use of force with an intent to inflict damage.

One study looked at the principle types of aggression and violence that occur in psychiatric patients, and broke it down into three categories:

Impulsive violence (the most common category)

Predatory violence (purposeful and planned violence)

Psychotically-driven violence (least common)

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Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast > How to treat violent and aggressive patients

The words “aggression” and “violence” are sometimes used synonymously, but in reality, aggression can be physical or non-physical, and directed either against others or oneself. Violence is more of a use of force with an intent to inflict damage. One study looked at the principle types of aggression and violence that occur in psychiatric patients, and broke it down into three categories: Impulsive violence (the most common category) Predatory violence (purposeful and planned violence) Psychotically-driven violence (least common) For the rest of the article, go: here For resource library: go here Link to sign up for CME go: here Member Login to do CME activity go: here Instagram: dr...
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