Table 3

A breakdown of newspaper articles according to diagnosis and association with violence

DiagnosisArticles
n (%)
Association with
violence, n (%)
Suicide31 (15.5)  0
Mood disorder26 (13)  2 (1.0)
Dementia32 (16)  0
Eating disorder12 (6)  0
Developmental disorder17 (8.5)  3 (1.5)
Substance misuse13 (6.5)  2 (1.0)
Personality disorder11 (5.5)14 (7.0)
Schizophrenia/psychosis10 (5)  3 (1.5)
Othera49 (24.5)13 (6.5)
  • a. Includes multiple disorders, undefined and post-traumatic stress disorder.