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Why do some mental patients kill themselves when confronted with loss and other mental patients kill other people?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Different illnesses

It's near impossible to specifically answer your general question aside from following: all "mental" patients are not the same b/c not all "mental" conditions/diseases are the same.
In fact, they're all very different. Depression is what makes someone kill him/herself while paranoid psychosis can lead one to kill others.

In brief: Different illnesses

It's near impossible to specifically answer your general question aside from following: all "mental" patients are not the same b/c not all "mental" conditions/diseases are the same.
In fact, they're all very different. Depression is what makes someone kill him/herself while paranoid psychosis can lead one to kill others.
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