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

  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 Shea and Gabriella A. Dishy and Kathryn A. 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},
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… 

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