Characteristics of Mentally Disordered Youth Referred to a Forensic Satellite Clinic for Violence Risk Assessment: A Case Control Study

Baksheev, GN, Sullivan, D, Fraser, R, Greenwood-Smith, C, McCarthy, J, Reid, D, Lemphers, A and Purcell, R 2014, Characteristics of Mentally Disordered Youth Referred to a Forensic Satellite Clinic for Violence Risk Assessment: A Case Control Study, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1080/13218719.2014.941088.

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Title Characteristics of Mentally Disordered Youth Referred to a Forensic Satellite Clinic for Violence Risk Assessment: A Case Control Study
Author(s) Baksheev, GN
Sullivan, D
Fraser, R
Greenwood-Smith, C
McCarthy, J
Reid, D
Lemphers, A
Purcell, R
Journal name Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014-08-21
ISSN 1321-8719
Keyword(s) adolescent forensic psychiatry
case-control
risk assessment
violence
youth mental health
Summary There is a lack of appropriate services to manage youth with comorbid mental health problems and violence risks. To address this gap, we implemented a forensic satellite clinic in a youth mental health service. This paper characterises offending histories among 45 young patients referred to the clinic, and compares them with matched clinical controls (n = 45). Levels of prior risk taking and aggression were prominent among referred patients. Forensic cases and controls did not differ on demographic and clinical variables, with the exception of psychiatric inpatient admissions, which were higher among referred patients. Group differences were observed for prior offending variables (e.g., physical aggression), which were significantly higher among referred patients than controls. Findings suggest that referrals were made to the clinic based on challenging and aggressive behaviour rather than specific clinical characteristics. The role of specialist assessment, treatment and management of violence risks in youth mental health services are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13218719.2014.941088
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
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