Anger Management Issues among Americans demand Attention
A new research has showed that 9% of American adults have history of anger management issue and access to a gun. Researchers also revealed through the study that 1.5% of adults admitted that they had impulsive anger problem and carried gun outside their home.
Findings of the study have been published in journal Behavioural Sciences and the Law. Psychiatrists at Duke, Harvard and Columbia Universities, co-authored the study, calling for the need of improving mental health care system.
"As we try to balance constitutional rights and public safety regarding people with mental illness, the traditional legal approach has been to prohibit firearms from involuntarily-committed psychiatric patients", said Jeffrey Swanson, a professor in psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Duke University in North Carolina and lead author of the study.
The study results have clearly showed that current laws do nothing to ban potentially dangerous individuals from purchasing firearms. The study results were derived after looking into more than 5,600 adults. The researchers found that the risk for a range of fairly common psychiatric conditions was the highest among anger-prone people with guns. The psychiatric conditions include personality disorders, alcohol abuse, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.
The researchers said that a more effective way to prevent gun violence is to have a meticulous look into a prospective gun buyer's record of misdemeanor convictions.
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