Shrink Speak

Mass Violence in America and Mental Illness

December 3, 2019

Mass violence events in America have been occurring unfortunately more and more frequently. After every event the conversation is always, “why does this keep happening?”. Fingers are pointed to things like access to guns and mental illness. But there is a serious and widespread confusion about mass violence and mental illness in America. In this two-part episode, Dr. Lieberman is joined by Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Michael First. Dr. First is a psychiatrist whose focuses is on the diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. Dr. Lieberman and Dr. First fully address and answer the question…”Is mental illness to blame for the rise in mass violence incidents in America”.

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