Publications

In the past 10 years, Dr. Forster has published over 30 psychiatric/medical journal articles. His research interests include PTSD, psychiatric emergency services, suicide risk assessment, and mental health care in the managed care environment. He has published the following articles:

  • Shumway, M., Unick G., McConnell, W., Catalano, R. & Forster, P. (2004) Measuring Community Preferences for Public Mental Health Services: Pilot Test of a Mail Survey Method. Community Mental Health Journal , 40(4), 281-295.
  • Catalano, R., McConnell, W., Forster, P., McFarland, B., & Thornton, D. (2003). Psychiatric Emergency Services and the System of Care. Psychiatric Services , 54, 351-355.
  • Forster, P. (2002). Managing the Agitated Psychotic Patient: An Update. Emergency Psychiatry , 8(2), 61-64.
  • Mathews, C.A., Glidden, D., Murray, S., Forster, P., & Hargreaves, W. (2002). The Effect on Treatment Outcomes of Assigning Patients to Ethnically Focused Inpatient Psychiatric Units. Psychiatric Services , 53(7), 830-835.
  • Forster, P.& Wu, L. (2002). Assessment and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient in an Emergency Setting. In M.H. Allen (Ed.), Emergency Psychiatry , (pp. 75-113). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Allen, Michael H., Glenn W. Currier, Peter L. Forster, and Donald Hughes, “Treatment of Agitated Acute Psychosis,” The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , 2000. 3:2.
  • Forster, Peter, “Acute crisis treatment of the dual-diagnosis patient: the mental health and substance-abuse services interface,” Emergency Psychiatry in a Changing World , 1999: 355-358.
  • Forster, Peter, “Emergency Psychiatry and Social Control,” Emergency Psychiatry in a Changing World , 1999: 91-94.

  • De Clercq, Michel, Antonio Andreoli, Suzanne Lamarre, and Peter Forster, Emergency Psychiatry in a Changing World , (Elsevier) 1999.
  • Catalano, R, W McConnell, P Forster, B McFarland, D Thornton, “Temporal Variation in the Incidence of Treated Psychiatric Emergencies,” Psychiatric Bulletin , (in submission).
  • Forster, Peter, Robert Buckley, and Molly A. Phelps, ” Phenomenology and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders in the Psychiatric Emergency Service,” The Psychiatric Clinics of North America , 1999. 22:4, 735-754.
  • Forster, Peter, Cleve Cavness, and Molly A. Phelps, ” Staff Training Decreases Use of Seclusion and Restraint in an Acute Psychiatric Hospital,” Archives of Psychiatric Nursing , 1999. 13:5, 269-271.
  • Forster, Peter, and David Roberts “Tennessee Managed Care Effort Raises Questions about For-Profit HMO’s,” Emergency Psychiatry , 1999. 5:3, 15-17.
  • Forster Peter, and David Roberts, “Involuntary Outpatient Commitment: Will it Stop the Revolving Door?” Emergency Psychiatry , 1999. 5:2, 21-23.
  • Forster, Peter, DeRanieri, Albert, “Mental Health Services in San Francisco,” San Francisco Medicine . April 1999.
  • Forster, Peter, and Molly Phelps. “Short-term Predictors of Suicide: Assessment of Patients with Suicidal Ideation Presenting to Psychiatric Crisis Centers,” (In submission: Psychiatric Services ), 1999.
  • Shumway, Martha, William McConnell and Peter Forster. “Value Assessment for Community Psychiatry.”, 1998.
  • Forster, Peter, “Acute or Crisis Treatment of the Dual Diagnosis Patient: The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Interface,” in Michel DeClercq (ed.) International Association for Emergency Psychiatry Monograph ( in Fr: Masson Press & in Eng: Elsevier Science ), 1998.

  • Forster, Peter, “Emergency Psychiatry and Social Control,” in Michel DeClercq (ed.) International Association for Emergency Psychiatry Monograph ( in Fr: Masson Press & in Eng: Elsevier Science ), 1998.
  • Forster Peter, and David Roberts, “Comprehensive Crisis Triage Centers: Do the Ends Justify the Means?” Emergency Psychiatry , 1998. 4:2, 13-15.
  • Forster, Peter, Art Hom, Jon R. King. “Taking Stock in the Era of Crises: The Past, Present, and Potential of Psychiatric Emergency Services,” International Association for Emergency Psychiatry Monograph ( in Fr: Masson Press & in Eng: Elsevier Science ), 1998.
  • Forster, Peter, “Taking Stock in the Era of Policy: The Origins, Present and Potential of Psychiatric Emergency Services,” in Emergency Psychiatry and Mental Health Policy: An International Point of View , 1998
  • Phelps, Molly, and Peter Forster. “Assessment of Psychotic Symptoms: Distinguishing Between Functional and Medically-Induced Psychosis,” (In submission: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment ), 1998.
  • Forster, Peter and David Roberts, “Comprehensive Crisis Triage Centers: Do the Ends Justify the Means?” Emergency Psychiatry , 1998. 2(3), 59-60.
  • Bowden, CL, KT Brady, PL Forster, FK Goodwin, and M Tohen. “Current Concepts in Treating Bipolar Disorder.” Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , April 1996, 57(4): suppl 1-12.
  • Prasad, Shanti, and Peter Forster, “Consumers and Managed Care Ally to Oppose Involuntary Treatment,” Emergency Psychiatry , 1996. 2(1), 5-14.
  • Forster, Peter, and Shanti Prasad, “Managed Care and Acute Psychiatry: National Update,” Emergency Psychiatry , 1996. 2(2), 3-4.[/icon_list_item type="check"]
  • Forster, Peter, Frank Schoenfeld, Charles Marmar, and Ariel Janna Lang ” Lithium for Irritability in PTSD,” Journal of Traumatic Stress , 1995. 8(1), 143-149.
  • Forster, Peter, King, Jon, “Medications in Emergencies: In Reply” Psychiatric Services , 1995. 46(6), 624.

  • Phelps, Molly and Peter Forster. “Mental Health Fights Back Against Managed Care,” Emergency Psychiatry , 1995. 1(4), 80-81.
  • Forster, Peter, King, Jon “Fluoxetine for Premature Ejaculation,” American Journal of Psychiatry , 1994. 151(10), 1523.
  • Forster, Peter, “Definitive Treatment of Patients with Serious Mental Disorders in an Emergency Service (Part I)”; Hospital and Community Psychiatry , 1994. 45:9, 867-869.
  • Forster, Peter, ” Definitive Treatment of Patients with Serious Mental Disorders in an Emergency Service (Part II)”; Hospital and Community Psychiatry , 1994. 45:12, 1177-1178.
  • Williams, Mary L., Peter L. Forster, George D. McCarthy, William A. Hargreaves, “Managing Case Management: What makes it work?,” Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation , Winter 1994.
  • Forster, Peter (ed). Emergency Psychiatry issue. Psychiatric Annals , November, 1994.
  • Forster, Peter, “Accurate Assessment of Short-term Suicide Risk in a Crisis,” Psychiatric Annals , 1994. 24:11, 571-578.
  • Forster, Peter, “Traumatic Stress Reactions and the Psychiatric Emergency,” Psychiatric Annals , 1994. 24:11, 603-609.
  • Forster, Peter, “Book Reviews: Full Catastrophe Living,” San Francisco Medicine , June 1993.
  • Forster, Peter, Jon R. King, “Psychiatric Emergency Services in the 21st Century,” Psychiatric Times , December 1993.
  • Forster, Peter, “Acute Reactions to Community Trauma and Disaster,” in Linda Austin (ed). Clinical Response to Community Trauma and Disaster , APA Press: Washington, D.C. 1992.
  • Forster, Peter, “Positive Stress.” San Francisco Medicine , 1991.
  • Forster, Peter, and Charles Marmar, “Benefits and Risks of Benzodiazepines in Acute Stress Reactions,” in Peter Roy-Byrne (ed). The Role of Benzodiazepines in the Management of Anxiety Disorders , APA Press 1990.
  • Forster, Peter, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Explores Effects of Trauma, Violence, and Vulnerability.” San Francisco Medicine , 1989.