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Correlates of violence risk in hospitalized adolescents.
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PMID:  7956186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty adolescent inpatients with histories of frequent interpersonal violent behavior were compared with 36 hospitalized adolescents without histories of overt violence using self-report questionnaires that measured violence risk, depression, impulsivity, and suicide risk. The two groups did not differ in terms of their demographic characteristics, but the violent patients had a higher prevalence of substance abuse and borderline personality disorder diagnoses. Violent adolescents were more impulsive and at higher suicide risk than nonviolent adolescents. In addition, violent adolescents had more positive histories of suicide attempts and had significantly higher family histories of attempted and completed suicide. In the total sample of adolescents, violence risk was significantly correlated with impulsivity and suicide risk, but not with depression.
D E Grosz; D S Lipschitz; S Eldar; G Finkelstein; N Blackwood; G Gerbino-Rosen; G L Faedda; R Plutchik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive psychiatry     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0010-440X     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Psychiatry     Publication Date:    1994 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-28     Completed Date:  1994-11-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372612     Medline TA:  Compr Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent, Institutionalized / psychology*
Depression / psychology
Impulsive Behavior / psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Suicide / psychology
Violence / psychology*

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