Monday, December 5, 2011

Later Bar Hours Linked With Increased Violence

Even a one-hour extension in bar closing hours can lead to a 16 percent increase in violent incidents, Norwegian researchers reported November 29 in the journal Addiction. The study was based on data from 18 Norwegian cities that expanded or restricted their closing hours by up to two hours during the decade 2000-2010.

Since violence is endemic in modern Western society, mental health professionals need to be skilled in assessing and managing violence in patients. A book from American Psychiatric Publishing, the Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management can help professionals deal with violence ideation and behavior in their patients.

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