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Mental Illness and Violence
Literature review of the link between mental illness and violence.
# 122823 | 1,750 words | 29 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Disorders) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper provides a review of professional literature related to mentally ill individuals and their risk for violent behavior. These risks may be related to the patients not taking medication or the lack of capacity among psychiatric hospitals. The paper also shows how substance abuse is also considered to increase the risk of the severely mentally ill to engage in violent acts.

From the Paper:

"Violence in society is well documented in the professional literature. Two major demographic predictors of violent behavior are male sex and younger age while two major clinical predictors of violence are past history of violence and substance abuse. Violent Among the Mentally Ill: recent studies have established that the combination of mental illness and not taking medication represents a third major clinical predictor of violent behavior. The mentally ill offer suffer from the stigma attached to mental illness."

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