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The Talker: Dr. Oz on mental illness, violence

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On Monday, FOX 32 News talked with Dr. Oz about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

"If you look at someone who has abused pets or animals because they had the ability when they were children, if you look at people who are clearly anti-social they express rage and say verbally they want to kill somebody or something, then you start to see patterns erupt and the brains of these people," Dr. Oz says. "The Adam Lanzas of the world, are very different from normal brains. So, now as we learn more and more about this, we know we can identify these people, then we have an obligation to do just that. "

Dr. Oz says medical professionals have good ways of identifying people with mental illness who may become violent, but legal restrictions limit how much they can do about it.

He thinks a federal system should be set up to allows experts from different groups to talk with one another about cases involving people who are mentally ill and exhibiting dangerous tendencies.

Here's what our online friends are saying about Dr. Oz's comments.

On Facebook, Delores says: "Reinstate our mental health centers. Otherwise it just might happen in Illinois."

Lynn says: "Today's answer to an issue is to label a new disease, give drugs, and release a person to society."

Adriana says: "I was shocked to see the families at the memorials. So much for not pressuring the poor children to try to remember the tragedy they just went through."

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