Virginia Tech Massacre

Are Mass Killings Contagious?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

There are many who will be furious at the attempt to diagnose mass killers, believing this is a way of them 'getting off' or of eluding responsibility. But since the vast majority of those diagnosed with any psychiatric disorder are not violent, personal responsibility probably still has a role to play, even if psychotic processes can be found in these killers.