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Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D.

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My research activities were initally in the areas of disruptive physicians and workplace violence, and have now shifted to include work on terrorism-related matters. I am a member of the Biological Sciences Expert Group of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and have served as a consultant on terrorism and other related matters to the FBI 's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. I served as a subject matter expert for the Biological Threat Classification Program of the Department of Homeland Security and testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack. I was the mental health liaison for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America to the September 11 Victims’ Fund and served on consensus panels drafting guidelines on workplace violence for the FBI and the American Society for Industrial Security. I was a participant in the ODNI 2008 Summer Hard Problem Program (SHARP) entitled “Biological Warfare Perpetrators: Rationality, Culture, and Likelihood of Discovery.” In 2009, I served as a member of SHARP studying “Nuclear Attribution in Nuclear Forensics and Intelligence Analysis.” From 2009-2011, I was a member of the Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel designated by the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the DIstrict of Columbia to conduct an analysis of the materials in the Amerithrax case.

My teaching activities include regular presentations at hospital and medical school-based didactic programs, case conferences, and seminars. In addition, I lecture regularly at HMS continuing medical education programs as well as at programs sponsored by other institutions nationally. My teaching also includes regular presentations on mental issues to the legal and business communities.I maintain an ongoing clinical practice with a primary focus on mood and anxiety disorders. SInce 2006, I have taught a freshman seminar at Harvard College entitled “Responsibility, the Brain, and Behavior” and I was designated as a Knowles Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard College from 2007-2009. I helped develop and co-teach the Managing Workplace Conflicts Program for the Massachusetts Medical Society, now in its sixth year.

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  1. Corner E, Gill P, Schouten R, Farnham F. Mental Disorders, Personality Traits, and Grievance-Fueled Targeted Violence: The Evidence Base and Implications for Research and Practice. J Pers Assess. 2018 Sep-Oct; 100(5):459-470. PMID: 29873528.
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  2. Schouten R, Brennan DV. Targeted violence against law enforcement officers. Behav Sci Law. 2016 Sep; 34(5):608-621. PMID: 27859545.
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  3. Weissman SH, Busch KG, Schouten R. The evolution of terrorism from 1914 to 2014. Behav Sci Law. 2014 May-Jun; 32(3):259-62. PMID: 24832491.
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  4. Schouten R. Psychiatric consultation in problem employee situations. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2012 Dec; 35(4):901-13. PMID: 23107569.
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  5. Schouten R. Terrorism and the behavioral sciences. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010 Nov-Dec; 18(6):369-78. PMID: 21080775.
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  6. Brendel RW, Wei MH, Schouten R, Edersheim JG. An approach to selected legal issues: confidentiality, mandatory reporting, abuse and neglect, informed consent, capacity decisions, boundary issues, and malpractice claims. Med Clin North Am. 2010 Nov; 94(6):1229-40, xi-ii. PMID: 20951280.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Schouten R, Brendel RW. Common pitfalls in giving medical-legal advice to trainees and supervisees. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2009; 17(4):291-4. PMID: 19637076.
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  8. Williams CD, Schouten R. Assessment of occupational impairment and disability from depression. J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Apr; 50(4):441-50. PMID: 18404017.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Brendel RW, Schouten R. Legal concerns in psychosomatic medicine. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2007 Dec; 30(4):663-76. PMID: 17938039.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Schouten R. Commentary: Psychiatric advance directives as tools for enhancing treatment of the mentally ill. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2006; 34(1):58-60. PMID: 16585235.
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  11. Schouten R, Callahan MV, Bryant S. Community response to disaster: the role of the workplace. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2004 Jul-Aug; 12(4):229-37. PMID: 15371065.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Schouten R. Commentary: Training for competence--form or substance? J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2003; 31(2):202-4. PMID: 12875498.
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  13. Schouten R. Compensation for victims of trauma in the United States. Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. 2002; 104(12):1186-97. PMID: 12649889.
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  14. Schouten R. Law and psychiatry: what should our residents learn? Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2001 May-Jun; 9(3):136-8. PMID: 11287408.
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  15. Schouten R. Impaired physicians: is there a duty to report to state licensing boards? Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2000 May-Jun; 8(1):36-9. PMID: 10824296.
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  16. Beck JC, Schouten R. Workplace violence and psychiatric practice. Bull Menninger Clin. 2000; 64(1):36-48. PMID: 10695158.
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  17. Blais MA, Matthews J, Schouten R, O'Keefe SM, Summergrad P. Stability and predictive value of self-report personality traits pre- and post-electroconvulsive therapy: a preliminary study. Compr Psychiatry. 1998 Jul-Aug; 39(4):231-5. PMID: 9675509.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Viguera A, Rordorf G, Schouten R, Welch C, Drop LJ. Intracranial haemodynamics during attenuated responses to electroconvulsive therapy in the presence of an intracerebral aneurysm. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1998 Jun; 64(6):802-5. PMID: 9647316.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Schouten R. The psychotherapist-patient privilege. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1998 May-Jun; 6(1):44-8. PMID: 10370432.
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  20. Schouten R. Sexual harassment and the role of psychiatry. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1996 Jan-Feb; 3(5):296-8. PMID: 9384961.
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  21. Pargger H, Kaufmann MA, Schouten R, Welch CA, Drop LJ. Hemodynamic responses to electroconvulsive therapy in a patient 5 years after cardiac transplantation. Anesthesiology. 1995 Sep; 83(3):625-7. PMID: 7661366.
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  22. Castelli I, Steiner LA, Kaufmann MA, Alfillé PH, Schouten R, Welch CA, Drop LJ. Comparative effects of esmolol and labetalol to attenuate hyperdynamic states after electroconvulsive therapy. Anesth Analg. 1995 Mar; 80(3):557-61. PMID: 7864425.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  23. Schouten R. Distorting posttraumatic stress disorder for court. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1994 Sep-Oct; 2(3):171-3. PMID: 9384899.
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  24. Schouten R. Allegations of sexual abuse: a new area of liability risk. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1994 Mar-Apr; 1(6):350-2. PMID: 9384870.
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  25. Schouten R. Legal liability and managed care. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1993 Sep-Oct; 1(3):189-90. PMID: 9384846.
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  26. Steiner LA, Drop LJ, Castelli I, Alfille PH, Schouten R, Welch CA. Diagnosis of myocardial injury by real-time recording of ST segments of the electrocardiogram in a patient receiving general anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy. Anesthesiology. 1993 Aug; 79(2):383-8. PMID: 8342848.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Schouten R. Pitfalls of clinical practice: the treating clinician as expert witness. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1993 May-Jun; 1(1):64-5. PMID: 9384829.
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  28. Renshaw PF, Stern TA, Welch C, Schouten R, Kolodny EH. Electroconvulsive therapy treatment of depression in a patient with adult GM2 gangliosidosis. Ann Neurol. 1992 Mar; 31(3):342-4. PMID: 1386210.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Renshaw PF, Stern TA, Welch CA, Schouten R, Kolodny EH . ECT treatment of depression in a patient with adult GM2 gangliosidosis. Ann Neurology. 1992; 31:342-344.
  30. Schouten R, Gutheil TG. Aftermath of the Rogers decision: assessing the costs. Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Oct; 147(10):1348-52. PMID: 2119147.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Schouten R, Gutheil TG . Aftermath of Rogers: Assessing the costs. Am J Psychiatry. 1990; 147(10):1348-1352..
  32. Schouten R. Informed consent: resistance and reappraisal. Crit Care Med. 1989 Dec; 17(12):1359-61. PMID: 2591229.
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