Substance abuse as a risk factor for violence in mental illness: some implications for forensic psychiatric practice and clinical ethics.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent research on the relationship between substance abuse, crime, violence and mental illness, and suggest how this research could aid forensic psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals in assessing and managing risk, and balancing patient care and public protection. RECENT FINDINGS: Substance abuse in mentally ill forensic psychiatric patients should be considered an important risk factor for violence and re-offending. SUMMARY: Improve...Expand abstract
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