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Many psychiatrists, particularly those working in emergency or acute care settings, report direct experiences with violent behavior among the mentally ill.

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Most recent studies suggest that violent incidents among persons with serious mental disorders are sparked by the conditions of their social life, and by the nature and quality of their closest social interactions.

A study of 331 individuals with severe mental illness in the United States reported that 17.8% "had engaged in serious violent acts that involved weapons or caused injury.

Road rage fatalities increased 500% in 10 years and are still on the rise.

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