Mental illness and violence?

For those who are affected by serious mental illnesses evaluated in the study, Muskin said: ‘You are no longer likely to commit a violent act that everyone in the population.’‘Having a serious mental illness is not enough to predict anything,’ with regard to violence, says Philip Muskin, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. The new findings, he said, confirming other studies with similar results.

Previous research has shown conflicting results about the link between mental illness and violence, with a little ‘to find a clear association and other studies find, as did Elbogen, that the abuse of alcohol and drug use increases the risk of presence of mental illness.

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Although mental illness and violence are often considered by society to go along, the perception is not entirely true, according to new research.

‘Mental illness alone does not increase the risk of violence,’ said Eric Elbogen, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, citing the results of his recent study published in the Archives of Psychiatry general.

When Elbogen evaluated the possible associations between mental illness, violence, and other factors, with mental illness alone does not predict violence, but with the problems of mental illness and substance abuse increased the risk of violence.

When he looked at people with schizophrenia, 5.15 percent reported violent behavior in the period between interviews. But when a person with schizophrenia also had problems with substance abuse or dependence, 12.

The highest risk of violence was found among those with mental illness, substance abuse problems, and a history of violence. Participants were given 10 times the risk of violence than those who had a mental illness.

The risk is further increased if the person has a mental illness, substance abuse problems, and a history of violence.

Experts who reviewed the paper for WebMD say they hope the new research could change misconceptions towards those who are mentally ill.

‘I think many people think that mental illness is the usual cause if it is not the primary cause of violence,’ Elbogen said, citing a poll in which 75 percent of respondents said they considered people with mental illness as dangerous.

But when mental illness is associated with other risk factors such as substance abuse, increases the risk of violence, Elbogen found. Mental illness ‘makes a difference, but only in the presence of other risk factors,’ he said. In addition, substance abuse, Elbogen looked at other factors such as history of violence, age, gender and stressors such as losing a job or get a divorce, mental illness and violence. study

In all, 2.9 percent of participants said it had been violent during the period between the first and second interviews.

For his study, Elbogen evaluated the data on almost 35,000 people, all asked their state of health, history of mental violence and substance use between 2001 and 2003. Participants were part of the national epidemiological survey on alcohol and related conditions, conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The %age of participants who reported a mental illness reflects the %ages found in the general population and in other studies, Elbogen said.

But the study concludes that the results say mental illness is important and you can see that all the data. But it’s not really a major cause of violent behavior

When the horrible acts of violence exploded, killing fury as school campuses or in mass murders of the heads of families, the public often reacts by saying that the offender must have been ‘crazy’.

Other factors that predicted violent behavior included a history of juvenile detention or physical abuse, after seeing the struggles of parents, a recent divorce, unemployment, or have been victims themselves.

Income being young, male, and bass is also increased the risk of violence.