UNC study: Mental illness by itself does not predict future violent behavior

A new study, co-authored by Eric Elbogen, Ph.D., and Sally Johnson, M.D., of the UNC Forensic Psychiatry Program, shows that people with mental illness are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence.  Other factors, such as a history of violence or physical abuse, a recent divorce or loss of employment, are more predictive of future violence than either mental illness alone or mental illness combined with substance abuse.  Click here to read more.