Yet Another Study Shows Why We Really Need to Stop Blaming Mental Illness For Gun Violence

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As gun violence reaches record highs in the US, the trigger finger of blame twitches for easy explanations.

Mental illness is never far from the conversation in spite of a want of evidence. And it’s not for lack of looking, either.

Now, another new study not only once again shows there’s zero correlation between mental illness and shootings, but it also finds far better predictors for gun violence that are shockingly mundane.

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) weighed in on a debate that has divided not just America, but much of the world.

Their conclusion isn’t surprising, but is worth repeating. Having a mental health diagnosis – whether it’s a mood disorder, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, or schizophrenia – doesn’t make you more likely to threaten somebody with a gun.


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This article and images were originally posted on [ScienceAlert] February 10, 2019 at 06:27AM. Credit to the original author and ScienceAlert | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.


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