Year: 1974 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.131, no.9, (1974), p.1018-1020 SIEC No: 19841692

37% of a group of 22 habitually violent patient/inmates were observed on admission to a special prison facility to have scars resulting from self-inflicted wounds. The author found that these men revealed considerable psychopathology beginning at an early age. He discusses the importance of identifying such patients and treating them separately from other violent individuals.