Psychotic symptoms in mass shootings v. mass murders not involving firearms: findings from the Columbia mass murder database.

@article{Brucato2021PsychoticSI,
  title={Psychotic symptoms in mass shootings v. mass murders not involving firearms: findings from the Columbia mass murder database.},
  author={Gary Brucato and Paul S. Appelbaum and Hannah Hesson and Eileen A Shea and Gabriella A. Dishy and Kathryn Lee and Tyler Pia and Faizan Syed and Alexandra Villalobos and Melanie M. Wall and Jeffrey A. Lieberman and Ragy R. Girgis},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2021},
  pages={
          1-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mass shootings account for a small fraction of annual worldwide murders, yet disproportionately affect society and influence policy. Evidence suggesting a link between mass shootings and severe mental illness (i.e. involving psychosis) is often misrepresented, generating stigma. Thus, the actual prevalence constitutes a key public health concern. METHODS We examined global personal-cause mass murders from 1900 to 2019, amassed by review of 14 785 murders publicly described in… Expand
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