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Hist Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;24(4):427-41. doi: 10.1177/0957154X13501275.

The relevance of the early history of probability theory to current risk assessment practices in mental health care.

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Prince of Wales Hospital, and University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Abstract

Probability theory is at the base of modern concepts of risk assessment in mental health. The aim of the current paper is to review the key developments in the early history of probability theory in order to enrich our understanding of current risk assessment practices.

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History; probability theory; suicide risk assessment; violence risk assessment

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24573753
DOI:
10.1177/0957154X13501275
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