Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.2, (1983), p.71-84 SIEC No: 19840203

The presence of depression & hostility among self-mutilating patients is investigated. Ss were evaluated using the Hostility & Direction of Hostility Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, Interview Schedule, & life events. Specific item differences in the depression assessment indicated a definite qualitative rather than quantitative difference in depressive symptomatology between the clinical groups. (50+ ref.)