Year: 1976 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.32, no.2, (April 1976), p.228-230 SIEC No: 19842275

This investigation of adult suicidal behavior & childhood onychophagia among 280 hospitalized psychiatric male veterans suggests that for only personality disorders does childhood nononychophagia show a significant relationship to adult nonsuicidal behavior. Otherwise, this study indicates that the presence or absence of childhood nononychophagia is not a significant suicidal or nonsuicidal factor among these veterans with a psychotic, neurotic, personality disorder classification.