Analysis of Mental Disorder Violence and Gender Article by Pamela Clark Robbins John Monahan and Eric Silver

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From the title Mental Disorder, Violence, and Gender it can be revealed that the paper is about the discussion of any significant topic related to mental disorder gender and violence. But this domain is vast and specifically, no idea about any particular topic can be derived from the title. So an ambiguity arises in the title entitlement by the authors. I think a more specific title would have explored a strong statement. Abstract: From the abstract, a clearer idea can be gathered. It states that many recent studies have been focused on the study of comparable rates of violence among genders with mental disorders. The authors state that their study deviates from this comparative study and rather focuses on the relationship between variables like violence and gender. In this section, the methodology of the paper has been mentioned with clarity. In this section, it has been mentioned clearly that the study was made on the patients from acute psychiatric wards and they were interviewed 5 times over a span of one year along with their discharge into the community. Further mentioned was the application of the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study (Robbins, Monahan and Silver, 2003, p. 561). Introduction: In the paper, the authors have presented a brief literature review regarding gender differences and community violence by citing studies of authors in the recent past. The hypothesis which the authors exhibit in order to validate is the assessment of gender differences in violence among people with mental disorders. Along with that they also mentioned reasons why their studies were improved than the previous literature (Robbins, Monahan and Silver, 2003, p. 563). Method: For examining the relationship between gender and violence data were analyzed from the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study. The patients from acute psychiatric wards were interviewed 5 times in the year over which they were discharged to the community (Robbins, Monahan and Silver, 2003, p. 562).