Year: 1992 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.22, no.3, (Fall 1992), p.333-340 SIEC No: 19920483

50 habitually aggressive men were assessed for self-directed aggressive behavior & other-directed aggressive behavior. Subjects displaying self-directed aggression were compared to those displaying other-directed aggression only. The former were found to engage in more & severe verbal aggression, physical aggression against objects & others. They were also more likely to receive diagnoses of mental retardation, organic personality disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, or autism. (31 refs.)