In a new article published in the Journal for Deradicalization, researchers explored the impact of QAnon on loved ones. The findings indicate that younger, immediate family members experience the greatest negative mental health impacts.
Although conspiracy theories and the individuals and groups that believe them are traditionally not lumped together with violent extremist organizations, we have chosen to do so for several reasons. Individuals on the fringe of some groups have conducted violence in recent years. Additionally, several established extremist organizations have adopted and incorporated parts of different conspiracy theories into their ideologies.