Inside Schizophrenia: A Look into Possible Links Between Violence and Schizophrenia

An in-depth look at violence and its relation to schizophrenia. Is violence a symptom of schizophrenia? Do mass attackers always have schizophrenia? Are schizophrenics dangerous? Studies say people with schizophrenia are more likely to be a victim of a crime than the perpetrator. However, James Holmes, the movie theater mass murderer, was said to have paranoid schizophrenia. And a person can plead not-guilty by reason of insanity in court. This seems to be contrary to the idea of non-violence in mental illness. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard delve into these intense subjects in this episode of the Inside Schizophrenia podcast. Officer Rebecca Skillern, the senior trainer within the mental health division of the Houston Police Department, joins as a special guest to explain police protocol in answering crisis emergencies and what people with schizophrenia, and their loved ones, should do when an episode puts someone in danger. Highlights From ‘Violence &Schizophrenia’ Episode  [01:48] “Have you ever killed anyone?” [03:21] Stigma is not knowing. [07:10] Consequences of people finding out you have schizophrenia. [14:22] Not guilty by reason of insanity. [17:33] Paranoid schizophrenia and mass attackers. [24:00] Has Rachel ever been violent due to my schizophrenia? [25:30] Guest interview with Officer Rebecca Skillern. [27:22] How is a mental crisis team response different than a typical police respo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Stigma Violence and Aggression Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Paranoid Schizophrenia violence and mental illness violence and mentally ill Source Type: blogs

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Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Book forum Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Book forum Source Type: research
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