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Mental illness and reduction of gun violence and suicide: bringing epidemiologic research to policy.

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PURPOSE: This article describes epidemiologic evidence concerning risk of gun violence and suicide linked to psychiatric disorders, in contrast to media-fueled public perceptions of the dangerousness of mentally ill individuals, and evaluates effectiveness of policies and laws designed to prevent firearms injury and mortality associated with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders. METHODS: Research concerning public attitudes toward persons with mental illness is reviewed and ju...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Funding agency for:
Fazel, S
Grant:
095806
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Annals of epidemiology More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
5
Pages:
366–376
Publication date:
2015-05-01
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EISSN:
1873-2585
ISSN:
1047-2797
Language:
English
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uuid:ce11318c-b3e8-4832-bf89-88afd874c501
Local pid:
pubs:466147
Source identifiers:
466147
Deposit date:
2014-06-21

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