Better Mental Health, Less Crime
People with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of crimes than to commit violent crimes. But there remain some outliers among those with psychiatric disorders who do commit violent crimes.
Bipolar Disorder Haunted by Childhood
Bipolar disorder is not a mental disease you can "catch." But there are childhood experiences that could be related to how severe the condition is for those who have it.
The Abuse Is Past But Effects Linger
The impact of child abuse doesn't end when a child escapes an abusive environment. But knowing their future risks of health issues can help abused individuals seek treatment early.