Many Assessments for Violence Risk are Inadequate
Today’s post is a must read. Frequently – including at our last Beat The Boards! Psychiatry Oral Board Prep Course – candidates do not differentiate between the presence of violent thoughts and / or intentions AND the risk of violence. In short, risk of violence requires a much broader assessment than simply querying thoughts, plans, and intentions. Below I clarify our understanding of this crucial psychiatry oral board topic.