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Aggressive patients 

Aggressive patients
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Aggressive patients
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10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0067
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date: 19 October 2019

Introduction 278

Explaining aggression and violence 279

Preventing aggression or violence in athletes 280

Dealing with aggressive or violent athletes 281

Summary 282

Aggressive or violent acts are often associated with sport. When people are brought together in competition, they demonstrate their physical and tactical supremacy within pre-established rules or laws of the game, but a strong desire to win may lead them to overlook these rules. This can lead to actions that endanger their opponents’ well-being....

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