Year: 1987 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.150, (May 1987), p.609-614 SIEC No: 19880105

The author states that self-poisoning patients appear to have very high levels of hostility, both inwardly & outwardly directed. These patients are differentiated from others with depressive symptoms in that the overdose patient has more outwardly-directed hostility. Current research is reviewed & the use of rating scales & questionnaires (HDHQ) to measure hostility is discussed. 47 Refs. (NBB)