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Is There a Nexus Between Terrorist Involvement and Mental Health in the Age of the Islamic State?

Corner, Emily; Gill, Paul


The wave of Islamic State-linked terrorism experienced in the West over the past couple of years has rekindled debates surrounding mental disorders and terrorist engagement. A very preliminary survey by the authors found that out of 55 attacks in the West where the 76 individuals involved were possibly influenced by the Islamic State, according to media reports, 27.6% had a history of apparent psychological instability, a percentage comparable to that found in the general population. This...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-01-01
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
Source: CTC Sententinel


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