Deconstructing violence as a medical syndrome: mapping psychotic, impulsive, and predatory subtypes to malfunctioning brain circuits

 

 

Stephen M. Stahl

CNS Spectrums

October 2014

 

 

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9371390

 

Abstract

ISSUE: Violence is a major management issue for forensic mental health systems. Violence can be approached as a medical syndrome and deconstructed into psychotic, impulsive, and predatory subtypes, which are hypothetically mapped onto corresponding malfunctioning brain circuits. Rational management of violence balances treatment with security, while targeting each subtype of violence with approaches unique to the psychotic, impulsive, and predatory forms of violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

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