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RETRACTED ARTICLE: Collaborating with Patients on Firearms Safety in High-Risk Situations

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Both angry and depressed patients may become a potential violent risk to self or others under some conditions. Means/harm reduction is a standard part of safety planning in violent risk clinical emergencies. Fortunately, a minority of patients in US households have access to firearms. Safe storage practices, temporary transfer of firearms, and removal of ammunition are options for reducing the risk to self and others. Psychotherapeutic work on the causes of and relief from the factors triggering anger or depression are essential to making the potentially violent individual not violent.

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Miller, M.O., VandenBos, G.R. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Collaborating with Patients on Firearms Safety in High-Risk Situations. J Health Serv Psychol 46, 165–172 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42843-020-00022-1

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