Gang violence linked to high level of mental disorders

July 12, 2013 1:25 PM

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Gang violence linked to high level of mental disorders

Young men in gangs are significantly more likely to experience a mental disorder compared to men not involved in gang activity, BBC News reported.

In a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers surveyed 4,664 British men between the ages of 18 and 34. Overall, 3,284 men said they had not been exposed to violence in the past five years, 1,272 men said they had been assaulted or involved in a fight and 108 men reported b...

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