The relationship between self-mutilation, aggression, childhood trauma history and dissociative experiences in antisocial personality disorder
Algul, A. (2009) The relationship between self-mutilation, aggression, childhood trauma history and dissociative experiences in antisocial personality disorder. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 10 (4). pp. 278-285.
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Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relation to self mutilation, aggression, childhood trauma history, and dissociative experiences for the subjects with APD. Methods: The study was carried out at a general out-patients unit of the Department of Psychiatry, GMMA, Istanbul, Turkey. One hundred fifty males who were met the DSM-IV criteria for antisocial personality disorder (APD) have been accepted for the study. Subjects were interviewed with an assessment battery including a semistructured interview form concerning the sociodemographic factors, self mutilation and childhood trauma history, Aggression Questionnaire (AQ), Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES). The subjects were divided for two groups according to AQ point: high aggressive (HA-APD) and low aggressive (LA-APD). Results: The rates of self mutilation (p<0.001) and childhood trauma history (p<0.05) were found to be significantly higher in the HA-APD group. Additionally, AQ and DES point were found to be significantly higher in the HA-APD group (p<0.001). There has been found a positive correlation between AQ and DES point and the rates of self mutilation and childhood trauma history. Conclusions: This study supports evidence of relation between self-mutilating behavior, aggression, self mutilation, and childhood trauma in patients with APD. Further understanding of the origins of some behavioral symptoms among antisocial individuals may be critical to the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disturbances in this group.
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