Charles Lidz, Ph.D., quoted in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Date Posted: February 28, 2013
Charles W. Lidz, a research professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said that of the 75,000 annual admissions to psychiatric facilities in the state, “maybe a few dozen would be people you would want to keep from having guns.”
After years of research, he said, he knows of no technology to predict who will take up a gun. The best predictor of violence in people with mental illness is to ask them, Mr. Lidz said.
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