January 20, 2011

Loughner a "textbook" case paranoid schizophrenic

Loughner a "textbook" case paranoid schizophrenic

A respected psychiatrist explains why talk of political rhetoric is a "red herring," and where responsibility lies

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It wasn't long after news of the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy broke that the words "paranoid schizophrenic" entered the conversation. Armchair psychiatrists across the country looked at Jared Loughner -- 22, history of antisocial behavior, with a cache of rambling YouTube videos on government mind control -- and diagnosed him. But is there any truth to this? And if so, how does it help make sense of his horrific actions?

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