The Precedence of Psychiatric Illness in Gangs

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013


A study in the UK published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry showed that gang members and violent men aged 18-34 had a very high incidence of antisocial behavior (86%), alcoholism (66%), drug addiction (57%), suicide attempts (34%), and anxiety (59%). They blamed this on a much higher incidence of psychiatric illness than the general public.

What they did not consider is that this study group was raised in the ghetto, where their lifestyle included drive-by shootings, prostitution, drug and alcohol addiction, and other factors that made it difficult to fit into a normal culture. Which of these factors was the most important? I think it is these factors that are the primary problem, not primary mental illness. You be the judge.

We should be spending billions to fix ghettos rather than enter another senseless war! It is our responsibility...


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