Posts Tagged ‘mental health and violence’

By On April 27th, 2015

Mental Illness Does Not Predict Violent Behavior

Violent behavior is frequently associated with mental health, but a new study shows the long-held belief may be unfounded. The study from researchers at Northwestern University showed that psychiatric disorders – including depression – are not predictive of future violent behavior. Instead the findings show that substance abuse disorders are the only disorders that predict…


By On October 30th, 2014

Study Points to Genetic Variant in Violent Criminals

New research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggests there may be a link between variants in two genes and violent tendencies. The researchers found the gene variants were significantly more common in Finnish criminals convicted of repeated violent crimes when compared to those in the general population. However, don’t think the gene variant excuses…

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