Violent behavior by individuals with serious mental illness.

@article{Torrey1994ViolentBB,
  title={Violent behavior by individuals with serious mental illness.},
  author={E. Fuller Torrey},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={653-62}
}
OBJECTIVE The perceived association between violent behavior and serious mental illness was explored to determine the validity of claims by mental health advocates that individuals with serious mental illness are no more dangerous than members of the general population. METHODS The author reviewed recent studies and media accounts of violent behavior by individuals with serious mental illness, with emphasis given to the most recent studies. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS Although the vast majority… CONTINUE READING

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