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What's a mental health risk assessment, and why would somebody get one?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: More than one type

Mental health risk assessment is a broad category.
Risk assessments can be for suicide, homicide, violence, psychiatric relaspe, and substance abuse relapse potential. These can be done in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. The ability to predict risk depends on how well the patient is known & the time period in which predictions are made. Short-term predictions are more accurate.

In brief: More than one type

Mental health risk assessment is a broad category.
Risk assessments can be for suicide, homicide, violence, psychiatric relaspe, and substance abuse relapse potential. These can be done in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. The ability to predict risk depends on how well the patient is known & the time period in which predictions are made. Short-term predictions are more accurate.
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