Is There Really a Link Between Violence and Mental Illness? – Wall Stree Journal

If Jared Lee Loughner is mentally ill — as some say videos he posted online suggest — did his condition play a role in his decision to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others?

Psychiatric exerts tell the Health Blog that the behaviors that Loughner exhibited on his YouTube videos are consistent with that of a person with a severe mental illness like schizophrenia, but caution that a thorough and direct examination would be necessary to diagnose him with that or any condition.

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