Research: ED Therapist May Help Reduce Teen Violence

Researchers have found that a teenager visiting the emergency department in a hospital may be helped with the therapy provided by the therapist in the department , o avert and avoid violent movements, which at least will be of help for a short duration.

The researchers of the study found that after a therapist talks to kids, who may have gone through a violent injury episode, also confess to have suffered alcohol use, reduce the repetition of the same movements.

The authors calculated that for every 10 kids, just 30 minutes of counseling could possibly prevent at least one violent occurrence in the approaching time.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism financially backed the study.

The lead author of the study that has been printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Maureen Walton said that violence was the main cause claiming the lives of teen kids, who live in the inner cities that are surrounded with violent activities and various other injuries.

These teens are not lucky enough to go to school or have primary care physician.

Studies that had been conducted previously depicted positive results with interventions helping in reducing the episodes of alcohol use, but violence had up to now, never been looked at.