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J Consult Clin Psychol. 1994 Dec;62(6):1187-93.

Head injury in partner-abusive men.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655.

Abstract

Research into etiology of marital aggression has focused primarily on psychosocial, political, and cultural factors, to the exclusion of physiological influences. Fifty-three partner abusive men, 45 maritally satisfied, and 32 maritally discordant, nonviolent men were evaluated for past history of head injury, by a physician who was not informed of group membership and aggression history. Logistic regressions confirmed that head injury was a significant predictor of being a battered. The implications of these findings for both marital aggression and post-head injury rehabilitation are discussed.

PMID:
7860816
DOI:
10.1037//0022-006x.62.6.1187
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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