APA’s Lieberman: Violence Not “An Inevitable Consequence Of Mental Illness.”

In a letter to the editor of the Washington Post (1/24), Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, president of the American Psychiatric Association, writes that, contrary to the implications of a recent column, violence is not “an inevitable consequence of mental illness.” Dr. Lieberman points out that just “4 percent of violent crimes in the United States are related to mental illness.” Dr. Lieberman argues that “the violent acts committed by the mentally ill are the tip of the iceberg of inadequate mental health services and facilities.”

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— “Violence is not a consequence of mental illness, The Washington Post, January 23, 2014.

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