Are people with mental disorders really more violent?

In my last post, I wrote about why it’s not fair to lump terrorists together with people who mental illness, and a friend of mine replied thus in an email: I agree with your conclusion just that I really think mentally people are more violent than other people. Not because the mental illness makes them …

Can we just stop calling terrorists mentally ill?

I recently disagreed¬†with a friend over mental illness and terrorism. It happened after the terrible Charlie Hebdo incident, and started because he had the temerity to suggest that the murderous terrorists were deserving of a psychiatric evaluation. That is one sure way to get me upset. Whenever there’s a discussion (online or off) of some …

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