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Support for violent extremism, and participation in such activity, is believed to be associated with radicalisation among some individuals, yet little empirical research has been conducted into its relationship with mental illness. In this podcast, Professor Kamaldeep S Bhui talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his latest research on the links between psychological problems and sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT) in a community-based sample.
Date published: 21st March 2017
Presenter: Dr Raj
Kamaldeep S Bhui
Audio running time: 17 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the historical links between mental
illness, psychopathology, psychological problems and terrorism
the importance of using a
community-based study to further knowledge of SVPT
the impact of depressive symptoms,
adverse life events and political engagement on SVPT
the difficulties encountered in
obtaining empirical research in this area
the significance of exploring the role
of psychiatry in SVPT.
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