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Relationship between mental illness and dangerousness

Discuss research studies on the relationship between mental illness and dangerousness. Describe symptoms that correlate with an increased risk of violence among the mentally ill.

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According to an article published by SAMHSA (2009) data collected from a longitudinal study between 1950 and 1996 found that most Americans believe that individuals diagnosed with mental illness are dangerous to themselves and others. This is a significant factor in the development of discrimination against individuals with mental illness. This leads to a public stigma and individuals who do not have a mental illness do not ...

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The relationship between mental illness and dangerousness is examined and validated by research. Symptoms that correlate with an increased risk of violence among the mentally ill are also listed.

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