Your daily selection of the latest science news!
According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert February 10, 2019 at 06:27AM.)
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.
- Got any news, tips or want to contact us directly? Feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see more posts like these; please subscribe to our newsletter. By entering a valid email, you’ll receive top trending reports delivered to your inbox.