Mental Health Part One

Certain psychotic symptoms such as paranoid delusions and delusions or hallucinations of threat from others, command hallucinations, and impulsive anger increase the risk of violence.

In many cases, people with mental illnesses who engage in violent behavior are not receiving any or adequate treatment at the time of their violent acts. In most of these cases, the mentally ill perpetrators are untreated and actively symptomatic. The lack of treatment and role of symptoms should be a powerful argument for more and better mental health treatment to prevent this subset of mass violence.