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Psychopaths: Some are just like us!

<b>Joe Pesci in "Goodfellas"</b><p>Look out! Not all psychopaths are serial killers. Some reveal asocial tendencies more subtly, as a new test shows<p>James Fallon<p>December 1, 2013 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Psychopath Inside”<p>Psychopathy is not something one can just casually assess, although there are …

Gun control is not the answer to mass shootings. Mental health treatment is

Mass murders are not committed by sane people. Only a small fraction of mentally ill people ever become violent, and then, usually, when they fail to get treatment. Individuals with a severe mental illness should not be allowed to purchase guns or have access to them. Combine guns and untreated …

American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System

After every mental illness related tragedy -- think: Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Unabomber, Navy Yard -- the media and politicians call on Dr. Fuller Torrey for his effective, informed and cost-efficient ideas on how to prevent the next mental illness-related tragedy. And then everyone goes on as …

Mental Health

'Mental patient' fancy dress shows how deep offensive stereotypes go in society

The furore over "mental patient" fancy dress sold by Asda, Tesco and Amazon reminds us how deeply embedded stereotypes about mental illness are in our society. Those defending these costumes say they are a bit of fun and we should lighten up. They are not a bit of fun. They are offensive. They …

The Sun says 1,200 people have been killed by 'mental patients' – is it true?

The front page of the Sun on Monday carried an 'exclusive' about a dangerous crisis in Britain's mental health system, apparently resulting in hundreds of killings<p>The phrase "mental patients" used in the Sun's headline conjures up images of Asda's "mental patient fancy dress costume" which was …