To the Editor Whiting et al1 tested the meta-analytic association of schizophrenia spectrum disorder diagnosis with the social behavior of perpetrating violent outcomes. We believe the methods and their interpretations are flawed, and their uncritical dissemination risks fueling misunderstandings and stigmatization, potentially leading to violence against people with psychosis, as feared by our coauthor with lived experience of psychosis.
Fusar-Poli P, Sunkel C, Patel V. Associating Violence With Schizophrenia—Risks and Biases. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022;79(7):738–739. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.0939
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