The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

Are you really at risk of attack by someone with schizophrenia?

By Rebecca Syed, Research Fellow at King’s College London and an Editor for the CSzG

A violent attack by someone who is mentally ill quickly grabs the headlines. And it’s usually implied that mental illnesses are a preventable cause of violent crime. Tackle that and we can all sleep safer in our beds.

But by pressuring mental health services to focus on the risk of violence we are in danger of actually increasing it.

Most of the debate around risk and offending has centred around schizophrenia – the bread and butter of community psychiatry. But what is the evidence relating to the risk of violence in those diagnosed with schizophrenia? Read the rest of this entry »

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What is mental illness today? Five hard questions

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Rose – What is mental illness today five hard questions

Date:  Wednesday, 15th May 2013
Time:  4:30pm
Venue:  B63, Law & Social Sciences building
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