Year: 1985 Source: Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, v.173, no.2, (February 1985), p.74-77 SIEC No: 19851042

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.