Early Parental Discipline & Adult Self-Destructive Acts
Yesavage J A~~Widrow L
45 male inpatients with major depressive episodes by DSM-III criteria were examined for correlates of inpatient self-destructive behavior. It was found that 44% of the variance for impatient self-destructive acts could be accounted for by a combination of history of severe childhood discipline & parental conflict. Losses experienced during childhood were of less importance than these measures of family instability.