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Hostile/Violent Behavior

We are becoming increasingly aware of the presence of severely hostile or violent behaviors in our society. We see this with the spouse abuse, child abuse, seemingly random killings, gang wars, road rage, and of more recent concern, the increasing number of incidents of youth violence in our schools. 

Like many other behavior symptoms, hostile or violent behaviors may be driven at least in part, by brain dysfunction, and/or by a developmental history of being exposed to violence. Long term use or abuse of substances like alcohol or drugs may also contribute to the occurrence of violent actions.

PSI provides assessments to help define contributing factors to the presence of violent behaviors. PSI will then provide therapies or refer to appropriate agents or agencies best equipped to help with resolving tendencies toward violence. Identification of causes of impulsive violent behaviors can be useful information in forensic cases as well.