Year: 1983 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.143, (August 1983), p.173-176 SIEC No: 19840959

To test the hypothesis that suicidal & self-destructive behavior correlate with subjective & objective measures of hostility & violence, these behaviors in hospitalized schizophrenics were correlated to self-report (Buss-Durkee) & observer-rated (Lion Scale) measures. The data indicates that self-destructive acts in hospitalized schizophrenics may be better predicted by feelings of anger & hostility than by depression, a finding with relevance for clinicians who treat schizophrenic patients.