OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News A new study, ‘Violence by People Discharged from Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Facilities and by Others in the Same Neighborhoods,” demonstrates that treating individuals with major psychiatric disorders markedly reduces episodes of violent behavior. The study, involving 1,696 patients admitted to psychiatric facilities, was carried out as part of the MacArthur Foundation Violence Risk Assessment Study and is published in the May, 1998, Archives of General Psychiatry. The study found the following: 15.8 . . .
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