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January/February 2021 - Volume 29 - Issue 1

  • Joshua L. Roffman, MD, MMSc
  • 1067-3229
  • 1465-7309
  • Bi-monthly
  • 51/142 Psychiatry
  • 3.072

​This special issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry addresses the vexing topic of violence and mental illness with a set of reviews and essays written from diverse intellectual and practice perspectives; the articles reflect both the multifaceted nature of the problem and the importance of interdisciplinary research to inform effective interventions and policies to try to solve it.

Current Issue Highlights

Creator: Jeffrey Swanson, PhD
Duration: 7:56
Journal: Harvard Review of Psychiatry January/February 2021, Volume 29, Issue 1;
A video introduction by Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, Guest Editor of the Special Issue: Violence and Mental Illness. Articles in this Special Issue provide diverse perspectives on what is known of the tenuous link between interpersonal violent behavior and mental illness, and interventions to prevent violence. Distinguished experts review and comment on possible causal pathways to violence, pharmacologic and other treatment approaches to reduce hostility and aggression, violent behavior by persons with serious mental illness directed at family and caregivers, violence risk assessment in clinical and forensic settings, mental health and mass shootings, and an emerging civil legal tool to temporarily remove firearms from persons who pose an imminent risk of harm.