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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Violent Schizophrenics

     Nearly 1 percent of people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia in their lives...The disorder has a strong genetic component, scientists estimate almost half of the risk comes from genetic factors. Men are diagnosed more than women, and in the United States, black people more often than those of other races, though researchers are not sure why.

     Some drugs help control its symptoms, but schizophrenia has no cure. Most of its sufferers do not work, marry, or have families. [Many are homeless.] They die on average about fifteen years younger than other Americans.

     People with schizophrenia are also more likely to commit violent crime. Mental illness groups play down that grim reality.

Alex Berenson, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, And Violence, 2019

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