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Am J Psychiatry. 1989 Aug;146(8):1048-51.

Head injury and marital aggression.

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Forensic Evaluation Clinic, Law and Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Abstract

Of 31 consecutive male patients referred for evaluation of marital violence, 19 (61.3%) had histories of severe head injury. Although the relationship between child abuse and head injury did not reach an acceptable level of significance, it did indicate a trend toward a positive relationship. Alcohol abuse, reported by 48.4% of the sample, was significantly associated with head injury. Confirmation of biological etiologies in marital aggression would have implications for prevention and treatment.

PMID:
2750978
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.146.8.1048
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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