The Violent Person

Professional Risk Management Strategies for Safety and Care

  •    100.00 hardcover
  •    30.00 paperback
  •    28.50 eBook
  •    208 pages
  •    6 x 9
  •    Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
  • Hardcover ISBN  978-1-59056-146-1
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-147-8
  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-148-5
  • Publisher: American Mental Health Foundation
  • Publication Date: October 2009

In recent years, we have seen an unacceptable increase in human-inflicted violence—people going berserk, seemingly out of nowhere and (only on the surface) for no reason. The hideous images are seared into our memory. Tragically, health-care workers on the front lines are not immune. In their daily work, they have been victims of homicides, hostage-takings, robberies, physical and sexual assaults, and psychological trauma of all kinds.

The Violent Person is written for these individuals as well as the general reader in jargon-free language by one of the foremost experts in the world on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is a book for anyone with a concern for, and an interest in, the mechanisms of human violence, stress at the breaking point, and the workings of the human brain. This book is written to save lives.

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