OK, here's a simple question for any and all criminal defense attorneys:
Out of your last 100 cases, how many defendants never had any contact at all with the mental health system or a mental health professional before they were arrested?
This can be an educated guess, or a careful survey of files. I would bet dollars to donuts that the actual percentage is pretty low. We could also ask:
Out of your last 10 cases of violent crime, how many defendants had never taken psychiatric drugs before they were arrested?
If you're not a criminal lawyer, ask one you know these questions. I would love to get a good volume of data.
I think psychiatry creates crime.