Year: 1981 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.35, no.2, (April 1981), p.215-225 SIEC No: 19842708

In a study group of violent patients in a psychiatric hospital setting it was found that there are 2 different types, each with its own characteristic range of behavior & certain identifiable elements in the childhood/adolescent backround associated with each group. 1 group comprises those who are often chronically homicidal & suicidal &, those who become acutely assaultive only during the course of psychiatric illness. The importance of recognizing the different problems is stressed.