The closing of Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals in Italy: Another missed opportunity?
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE
Author/s: Giovanni De Girolamo
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Three problems are critically discussed regarding the openings of "Residences for the Execution of Safety Measures" (REMS) as alternative to Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals in Italy: the illusion that a change of treatment setting implies a change of treatment itself; the lack of training for mental health professionals; the absence of a nationwide research on epidemiology and utilization of psychiatric services.
Keywords: Violence, mental disorders, reiteration, risk factors, course of illness
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Giovanni De Girolamo, The closing of Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals in Italy: Another missed opportunity? in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2016, pp. 141-142, DOI:10.3280/PU2016-001012