Violence and Mental Disorders

  • Bernardo Carpiniello
  • Antonio Vita
  • Claudio Mencacci

Part of the Comprehensive Approach to Psychiatry book series (CAP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernardo Carpiniello, Claudio Mencacci, Antonio Vita
      Pages 3-24
    3. Mirko Manchia, Linda Booij, Federica Pinna, Janice Wong, Florian Zepf, Stefano Comai
      Pages 25-47
  3. Risk Factors, Phenomenology and Characteristics of Violence in Mental Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Mario Amore, Andrea Aguglia, Francesca Santi, Gianluca Serafini
      Pages 65-80
    3. Stefano Ferracuti, Gabriele Mandarelli, Antonio Del Casale
      Pages 81-94
    4. Fabrizio Schifano, Caroline Zangani, Stefania Chiappini, Amira Guirguis, Stefania Bonaccorso, John M. Corkery
      Pages 95-114
    5. Ohad Gilbar, Katherine E. Gnall, Hannah E. Cole, Casey T. Taft
      Pages 115-134
    6. Tracy Wharton, Daniel Paulson
      Pages 135-152
  4. The Contexts of Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Giovanni de Girolamo, Giorgio Bianconi, Maria Elena Boero, Giuseppe Carrà, Massimo Clerici, Maria Teresa Ferla et al.
      Pages 155-179
    3. Ester di Giacomo, Laura Iozzino, Clarissa Ferrari, Cosmo Strozza, Matthew Large, Olav Nielssen et al.
      Pages 181-202
    4. Ester di Giacomo, Massimo Clerici
      Pages 203-209
    5. Enrico Zanalda, David De Cori, Grazia Ala, Alessandro Jaretti Sodano, Marco Zuffranieri
      Pages 211-227
  5. Prevention and Management of Violence in Mental Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Liliana Lorettu, Alessandra M. A. Nivoli, Paolo Milia, Giancarlo Nivoli
      Pages 231-252
    3. Antonio Vita, Valentina Stanga, Anna Ceraso, Giacomo Deste, Stefano Barlati
      Pages 269-295

About this book


This book explores the issue of violence in detail, taking into account the role of contextual factors, as well as the epidemiology, risk factors and clinical aspects of violence related to the main mental disorders. It also offers practical information on its management – from prevention to treatment.

Covering all aspects of the problem of violence in mental disorders, the book is divided into four parts: general aspects; risk factors, phenomenology and characteristics of violence in mental disorders; contexts of violence; and prevention and management of violence in mental health. It also discusses violence in the various settings of mental health system, an aspect that has not previously been fully addressed.

The volume is intended for all those who are interested in mental health, including scholars, professionals, and students.


Psychopathology Agression Risk factors Treatments Prevention Substance abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernardo Carpiniello
    • 1
  • Antonio Vita
    • 2
  • Claudio Mencacci
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical Science and Public HealthUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Clinical and Experimental ScienceUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  3. 3.Department of NeuroscienceLuigi Sacco HospitalMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33187-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33188-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-8405
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-8413
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