This August 19, 2015 Article by Peter Dockrill on the Science Alert website talks about a recent study the indicates the connection between psychosis and violence is very weak at best and that it would likely be wise to consider looking at causes other than psychosis when it comes to mental health and violence.
This June 19, 2014 article on the Mother Jones website has conversations with leading experts on violence and mental illness
- More Evidence That Mental Health Patients Are More Likely To Be Victims Than Perpetrators Of Violence – So Why Do We Keep Stigmatizing Mental Illness As A Cause Of Gun Violence? (publichealthwatch.wordpress.com)
- Mentally Ill Are 2.5 Times More Likely To Be Murdered; Challenging Assumptions About Mental Illness And Violence (medicaldaily.com)
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This June 18, 2014 Medical Research and News article talks about ongoing studies that are finding that people with mental illnesses are more likely to be killed than to be the person who kills someone else.
- Mental Health and Violence Stigma: Patients Twice as Likely to be Homicide Victims (ibtimes.co.uk)
- Call over mental health victims (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- The Lancet Psychiatry: Mental health patients more than twice as likely to be victims of homicide than the general public (eurekalert.org)
- Elliot Rodger and the NRA myth: How the gun lobby scapegoats mental illness (salon.com)
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