Year: 2001 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.158, no.11, (November 2001), p.1871-1877 SIEC No: 20050082

This study investigated whether a higher frequency of reported childhood trauma would be found in depressed adults with higher levels of trait impulsivity, aggression, & suicidal behaviour. In 136 depressed adult inpatients, subjects who reported an abuse history were more likely to have made a suicide attempt & had significantly higher impulsivity & aggression scores than those who did not report an abuse history. (47 refs)