Year: 1986 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.31, (Mar. 1986), p.129-137 SIEC No: 19901103

The data from this study were not in accord with the predominantly sociological explanations of family violence. Of the 1200 residents of Edmonton, Canada who were interviewed, a high proportion of subjects with a psychiatric disorder exhibited violent behaviors. Particularly high rates of violence were found in those where alcoholism was combined with antisocial personality disorder &/or recurrent depression, those who had made suicide attempts, & those arrested for non-traffic offenses.