Domestically and generally violent forensic psychiatric outpatients: personality traits and behavior.
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SourceJournal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 10, (2008), pp. 1380-1393
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Journal of Interpersonal Violence
SubjectEBP 1: Determinants of Health and Disease; NCEBP 8: Psychological determinants of chronic illness; EBP 1: Determinants of Health and Disease
A group of 63 domestically violent patients and a group of 103 generally violent patients at a Dutch forensic psychiatric outpatient clinic are examined with regard to personality traits and problem behaviors to develop treatment programs for domestically violent patients. The domestically violent patients are more unstable from a psychological viewpoint but not more inclined to anger than the average Dutch male. They report less anxiety in situations in which criticism can be given but more anxiety in situations in which someone can be given a compliment. When comparing domestically violent patients with generally violent patients, domestically violent patients score lower on anger as disposition and on aggressive behavior than the generally violent patients do. However, both groups do not differ from each other in their score on the dimension of psychopathy.
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