Year: 1988 Source: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, v.39, no.9, (1988), p.996-997 SIEC No: 19880552

Letter to the editor. Patients who have dangerous tendencies are more likely to commit an act of violence to themselves or others when their functional level decreases, their level of aggravating stress increases, or both. The authors discuss this hypothesis in conjunction with the possible use of the DSM-III-R scales as an improved predictor of suicide. (GW)