Abstract

Psychiatrists are increasingly expected to be involved in violence assessment, prediction, and prevention. For some psychiatrists this sits uncomfortably with their conception of themselves as doctors. Is violence (ever) a medical/psychiatric symptom? If so, what is the role of medicine/psychiatry in preventing violence? What are the consequences of an interventionist stance? We attempt to explore some of these questions in this paper.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3303
Print ISSN
1071-6076
Pages
pp. 57-67
Launched on MUSE
2009-02-26
Open Access
No
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