“The perception that mental illness and psychiatric symptomatology uniformly lead to aggression and violence is a
major source of stigma for the severely mentally ill.”
(Zhuo, Bradizza and Maisto, 2014)
PsychCentral reports that a study conducted under the auspices of the University of Buffalo found that substance abuse is a stronger predictor of violence than severe mental illness and that treating the substance abuse disorders in dually diagnosed patients illness can reduce their risk of future violence. The study appears in the current issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (47 (2014) 353–361)....