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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 8:15pm

Re: Mental Illness: What makes someone become a shooter?

This news story is poorly researched. The truth is that mental health professionals observe the same signs and symptoms on a daily or weekly basis that were demonstrated by these shooters. It is a case of confirmation bias. In other words, we can look back and find that in a given population that possibly 1000's of people have the same presentation - get evicted, lost their job, had mental difficulties, etc. The best instruments that we have for violence prediction are not accurate at all.