Co-relation between mental illness and violence

Co-relation between mental illness and violence

Are mentally ill prone to commit violence or are they victims of violence? There is a strong perception that mentally ill people are violent and unpredictable but there is no definite evidence to link mentally ill individuals to the crimes that they commit. A research, published on Dec. 21, 2016, in the journal Psychological Medicine, has identified several factors associated with the eventual risk of mentally unwell adults causing or perpetrating violence thereby stressing the need to effectively treat mental health problems. Read more