Year: 2004 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.55, no.12, (December 2004), p.1414-1419 SIEC No: 20060064

216 inpatients in two state psychiatric hospitals who had physically assaulted another patient or staff member & a comparison group of 81 inpatients who had not assaulted anyone were studied. History of suicide attempts & information about risk factors for violence & suicide were obtained through chart reviews & patients interviews. Patients in both groups did not differ in whether they had attempted suicide. Suicide attempts were associated with a history of head trauma, harsh parental discipline, & parental psychopathology. Violence & suicide attempts were not related to each other & were associated with dissimilar psychosocial risk factors. (31 refs.)