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Dr. Paul Appelbaum in The Christian Science Monitor

Santa Barbara Shootings: Would a Gun Restraining Order Have Helped?
May 28, 2014

“Although mass violence committed by people with mental illness is horrifying and galvanizes public attention, most instances of multiple murder are not perpetrated by people with mental illness, and only around 4 percent of the violence in this country is attributable to mental illness,” says Paul Appelbaum, director of the division of law, ethics, and psychiatry at Columbia University in New York, in an e-mail response to questions.

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