Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

HealthDay (7/13, Pallarito) reports, “People with serious mental illness who are victims of violence or exposed to stressful events are more likely to engage in a violent crime in the week following the trauma,” research indicates. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing “a nationwide sample of more than 2.8 million people born in Sweden between 1958 and 1988 to study potential triggers for violent crime.” The findings were published online July 13 in JAMA Psychiatry. An accompanying editorial suggested “the need for further research into the role of stress in triggering violence.”

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— “Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?,” Karen Pallarito, HealthDay, July 13, 2016.

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