Protecting The Mental Health Worker From That Level Of Dangerousness

There is hardly any mention about the killings of  psychiatrists in the general news media because their homicides are rare events (Davenport, 2018).  Be that as it may, of all of the medical occupations that exist (brand of doctors), psychiatrists are the most likely to become victims of homicide.

The killers are usually men; early 30’s; less than enthusiastic about receiving treatment; suffer from schizophrenia; or mood disorder; went off medication suddenly without therapist’s guidance; began illegal drug usage; combined that usage with alcohol; experienced hallucinations, or some other psychiatric condition.

The mental health professionals are usually female; mid-30’s, who perished by gun violence.

In “Psychiatrists The Most Common Victims Of Physician Homicide”, Davenport (2018) talks further about other members of society responsible for these deaths; the profile of the killers; workplace settings and other homicide venues; the personal history which is the genesis of the research, and other particulars





Davenport, L. (2018).  Psychiatrists The Most Common Victims Of Physician Homicide.  Retrieved From


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