Science Daily Article: Early screening for psychosis may prevent violence

Due justice Project has called for society to take a proactive approach to violence prevention in serious mental illness.  The following is a link to an article on violence prevention that is dual-posted to the Blog and About Psychosis pages.

Society is going to have to come to terms with the fact that there will be a small subset of people, some high-functioning (Able to engage in activities that require a high level of organization, planning and skills) who are will engage in violent symptomatic behaviors.  On the About Psychosis page, there is commentary about how pre-morbid mental functions, attitudes, beliefs and social functioning can become fodder for psychosis.  Many times, attitudes and beliefs that are deeply rooted in the human consciousness, such as those concerning race or religion, can become fault lines for psychosis to create potent havoc.  These attitudes may be central to some of the ideations of violence for which screening may be prescribed.

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