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Mon Oct 5, 2015, 02:41 AM

47. but that is a completely different case from the typical mental healthcare patient

What's wrong with killers can usually be summed up not as brain pathologies, but as attachment to bad ideas. Fanaticism and groupthink produce more killers than any DSM-IV condition does, and the strange thoughts of entitled-feeling loners can be just as wrongheaded as the ideologies of large groups. Call it "mental illness" if you wish to use that broad a definition, but don't confuse it as being in anywhere near the same category as conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolarity, PTSD, and the like. The usual motive for killing strangers is hate, and hate is usually something people engage themselves in by choice, not because of any unwanted compulsion.

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