Criminal behavior

Clinical Update

Tarasoff: Making Sense of the Duty to Warn or Protect

Topics: Crime | Criminal behavior | duty to protect | duty to warn | Free Articles | Legal issues | Tarasoff

  Your hospitalized patient tells you that he is angry with his sister and intends to “bash her brains in.” He tells you she is sending him messages through the television that say she is going to kill him. Nurses note the patient has been tense and irritable and has been observed talking to himself. Tarasoff ruling: Background We often

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Research Update

Can Stimulants Prevent Crime?

Topics: ADHD | attention | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Crime | Criminal behavior | Learning & Developmental Disabilities | Medication | stimulant | Teen | teens

Review of: Mohr-Jensen C et al, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2019;58(4):443–452 ADHD has long been linked to antisocial behavior leading to arrests and incarcerations. Children and young adults with ADHD are more likely to be charged with anything from traffic violations to violent crimes. However, these associations do not prove causality. I

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