Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Dangerousness to Others

Rachnanjali Lal, M.D., Jeffrey S. Janofsky, M.D.
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DEFINITION

When a patient threatens to harm others or actually attempts to physically harm others, our goal is to determine their level of dangerousness and take appropriate action to reduce the violence risk.

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Last updated: May 5, 2015