Psychiatric disorders and violent behavior.

  title={Psychiatric disorders and violent behavior.},
  author={Markku Eronen and Jari Tiihonen and Panu Hakola},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice},
  volume={1 3},
Until recently, many researchers have been sceptical about any relationship between psychiatric disorders and violence. Since public opinion has always been prejudiced against the mentally ill, professionals in the field of psychiatry have been very cautious about further stigmatizing individuals with psychiatric illnesses. The authors have reviewed studies of mental disorders and violence, particularly the most recent, and find that there is increasing evidence for an association between… CONTINUE READING