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Global violence report signals need for improved prevention efforts

December 10, 2014

An estimated 475,000 deaths in 2012 were the result of homicide, making it the third leading cause of death among males aged 15 to 44 years, according to the Global status report on violence prevention 2014.

The report was jointly published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Data were derived from self-administered questionnaires conducted in 133 countries, representing 88% of the world’s population.

Christopher Ferguson In the Journals

Link between media, societal violence inconsistent

November 25, 2014
Correlations between movie, video game and societal violence are inconsistent over time, according to a recent meta-analysis.Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD, chair of…
In the Journals

Restricting duration of UK military tours decreased mental health issues

November 12, 2014
The introduction of the United Kingdom’s “Harmony Guidelines,” which restrict the duration of military tours of duty, has reduced periods of deployment…
In the Journals

Psychiatric legacy of World War I remains unclear 100 years later

November 7, 2014
Although World War I has been frequently viewed as the starting point of military psychiatry, the lasting effects of the psychiatric work done during this time are not…
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Psychotic Rampage Murderers, Part II: Psychotic Mania, Not Schizophrenia

Psychiatric Annals, May 2014, Volume 44 Issue 5
This provocative and controversial article addresses efforts at prevention of lethal psychotic rampages by challenging…
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Psychiatric Annals May 2014

Psychotic Rampage Killers

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

If we have any hope of decreasing the incidence of mass murder, we will have to better understand mass murderers. Why…
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Global violence report signals need for improved prevention efforts

December 10, 2014
An estimated 475,000 deaths in 2012 were the result of homicide, making it the third leading cause of death among males aged 15 to 44 years…
Christopher Ferguson In the Journals

Link between media, societal violence inconsistent

November 25, 2014
Correlations between movie, video game and societal violence are inconsistent over time, according to a recent meta-analysis.Christopher J
In the Journals

Restricting duration of UK military tours decreased mental health issues

November 12, 2014
The introduction of the United Kingdom’s “Harmony Guidelines,” which restrict the duration of military tours of duty, has reduced…
In the Journals

Psychiatric legacy of World War I remains unclear 100 years later

November 7, 2014
Although World War I has been frequently viewed as the starting point of military psychiatry, the lasting effects of the psychiatric work done during…
Rebecca Cunningham In the Journals

Youth with assault-related injury twice as likely to return to ED for violent re-injury

November 5, 2014
Recent data show adolescents who presented to the ED with assault-related injuries were nearly twice as likely as their peers with non-assault…
In the Journals

TBI associated with later dementia in older adults

November 3, 2014
An increased risk for developing dementia was linked with traumatic brain injury in older adults, according to new research.Researchers conducted a…
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Violent crime decreased despite violent video game sales

September 23, 2014
Contrary to other laboratory and correlational studies, recent data demonstrate the incidence of violent crime either decreased or was unrelated to…
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Food addiction more common among women who experienced PTSD

September 18, 2014
Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder were more likely to experience food addiction, according to new research funded by the…
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Family dinners could protect adolescents from cyberbullying

September 11, 2014
The effects of cyberbullying among children could be reduced by sharing regular family meals, according to recent study findings published in JAMA

Teens experience both physical and emotional post-concussion symptoms

September 5, 2014
Teens can experience emotional symptoms, as well as physical symptoms, after sustaining a concussion, according to researchers.Doctoral student Lisa…
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