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by MaduroBU
Sat May 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School
Replies: 135
Views: 10319

Re: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School

Stimulants have been historically over prescribed. I'm internal medicine in an exclusively hospital setting, so I never really initiate them, but many of my friends are psychiatrists and or pediatricians. I also know many Who are ADHD and very high functioning people. For real ADHD, stimulants calm them and aid focus even with video games. For hyper or bored children, the drugs do little good and are often counterproductive.


In terms of mental health issues related to acts of mass violence, I have to wonder if the rising prevalence of ASD is linked. There is a reporting bias in that kids who are diagnosed and treated aren't as likely to become shooters, with corner cases like Adam Lanza being the exception that proves the rule.
by MaduroBU
Sat May 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School
Replies: 135
Views: 10319

Re: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School

Does Art Acevedo stand for releasing body camera footage when his officers gun down fleeing homeless people?
by MaduroBU
Sat May 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School
Replies: 135
Views: 10319

Re: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School

The peditricians all set out to van violent video games in the 1990s. They did quite a bit of research on the topic, but wound up finding no link between time spent watching tv and violent acts. Flash forward to now, where we see that all of the shooters play a lot of violent video games. There is some effect which we can't measure in normal, well socialized kids that comes out in mentally abnormal, poorly socialized kids.

I went argue that violent games are good for kids, but there The tendency to wanton violence is certainly limited. The real goal is to find these kids BEFORE this kind of tragedy.
by MaduroBU
Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School
Replies: 135
Views: 10319

Re: Active Shooter reported at Santa Fe High School

Kids with proper socialization can play violent games without ill effect. Kids without proper socialization, particularly those kids who lack good parents, will internalize that fictitious violence in terrifying ways.

Malignant narcissism is a word that I have seen used to describe these shooters, a term that I am struggling to square with Korem's theory that high fearful/high disorder individuals tend toward these sorts of violent acts. I often wonder how often autism spectrum disorder is at play, since it rarely reaches the scale seen in Adam Lanza. There can't be just one factor, but so often these shooters are virtual clones of one another. Further, how many kids are there who outwardly appear very similar, but who never commit acts of violence? The appeal of Korem's theory to me is that it attempts to distill out the tiny fraction of violent actors from the large numbers of odd, ostracized kids.

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