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Could severe mental illness (severe bipolar or schizophrenia) cause violence?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry
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In brief: Uncommonly yes

About 10% of people who suffer from schizophrenia have engaged in violent activity.
As reference this number is 25% for people with alcohol use disorders.

In brief: Uncommonly yes

About 10% of people who suffer from schizophrenia have engaged in violent activity.
As reference this number is 25% for people with alcohol use disorders.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Those that have both a Major mental illness and substance abuse are 7 time more likely to commit an act of violence, especially if not in treatment.
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