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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…
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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…
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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…

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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Alcohol disorders among National Guardsmen linked to stress at home

July 31, 2014
National Guard members returning from deployment are more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder if faced with civilian life setbacks, regardless…
Katie McLaughlin In the Journals

Amygdala activation could predict PTSD susceptibility

July 28, 2014
Using data collected before and after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, researchers report amygdala activation could help identify those most…
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Dating violence common among male, female adolescents

July 16, 2014
Male and female adolescents are both at risk of experiencing dating violence, whether as aggressors, victims or both, according to recent study…
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Cognitive training benefited adolescents with traumatic brain injury

June 23, 2014
Targeted brain training could improve cognitive performance among adolescents who experienced traumatic brain injury, according to recent study…
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Mental health patients two times more likely to be victims of homicide

June 18, 2014
People with mental illnesses are twice as likely to be victims of violent crime compared with those in the general population, according to recent…
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Alcohol abuse decreased among soldiers who killed during combat

June 13, 2014
Soldiers whose combat experiences included killing were less likely to abuse alcohol post-deployment, according to recent study findings published in…
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PTSD more common among children who experienced traumatic event

June 4, 2014
Children who attended the 2013 Boston marathon were 5.7 times more likely to have attack/manhunt-related posttraumatic stress disorder compared with…
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Premature death, violent crimes increased among schizophrenics since 1970s

June 4, 2014
Increased rates of violent crime, suicide and premature mortality were found among patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, according to…
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More than 10% of US children maltreated by age 18 years

June 3, 2014
Confirmed cases of maltreatment are reported in one of eight American children before aged 18 years, according to recent study findings published in…
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Screening could predict violence risk among veterans

June 2, 2014
A five-item screening tool may help identify veterans are higher risk for violence, according to recent study data published in The American Journal
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