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Mental Disorders and Criminal Behavior

How is criminal behavior linked to mental disorders and why?

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There are a number of mental disorders that have similar symptoms. For example Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Mania, Schizophrenia, Anti-social disorders, intermittent explosive disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and Strauss Syndrome all share the symptoms of having impulsive behavior. Studies also show that impulsivity is more common in those individuals who suffer from conduct disorders, ADHD, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, ...

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Discusses how and possibly why mental disorders can be linked to possible criminal behavior.