Majority of Repeat DUI Offenders Suffer From Mental Illness
A study of repeat DUI offenders published in the September edition of Journal of Studies on Alcohol has shown that more than half of DUI offenders suffer from one or more mental disorders.
Participants in the study had been convicted of two or more DUIs in the last ten years and 40% of participants had had three or more offenses. Almost 60% reported suffering at some point from a psychiatric disorder such as major depression, bipolar disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.
Researchers believe these findings suggest psychiatric evaluation should be integrated into DUI evaluations by courts and into treatment programs.
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