Homicidal ideation refers to the contemplation of killing someone else. Historically, this dangerous thought pattern has been believed to account for as much as 10%-17% of patient presentations to psychiatric facilities in the United States. Although not a disease unto itself, these thoughts have been associated with various conditions and drugs. Do you know what to watch for and which factors are associated with increased homicidal ideation? Test yourself on key clinical aspects with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Fast Five Quiz: Homicidal Ideation - Medscape - Aug 12, 2022.