What is known about the assessment and management of risk for dangerousness in people with serious mental illness?

The Treatment Advocacy has a Resource Document on Risk Factors for Violence in Serious Mental Illness.

The American Psychiatric Association has a Resource Document on Psychiatric Violence Risk Assessment.

A review of violence risk in mental illness and approaches to its management was published.

Clinicians and families should also be aware of options for Assertive Community Treatment; and their state’s laws regarding Assisted Outpatient Treatment, firearms, and Extreme Risk Prevention Orders. 

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