Forensic Summary by Kiana DelGrosso
A multitude of authors wrote the article The Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Appetitive Aggression with Suicide Attempts and Violent Crimes in Male Forensic Psychiatry Inpatients that was published in the Psychiatry Research volume 240 journal in 2016 conducting an experiment on the relationship between childhood trauma and suicide behavior as well as the relationship between childhood trauma and violent delinquency. A brief introduction informed readers of other studies that related suicide and violence as well as information that pertained to aggressive behavior, delinquency, and possible behaviors that were related to these categories.
For this study, 55 male forensic psychiatry patients participated. They all were hospitalized at the Department of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Germany. Each patient was diagnosed with substance-related disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and sometimes a combination of two or more of these disorders. Each patient was given a questionnaire to complete once consent was obtained. Results were analyzed and data was generalized in a model in order to find relationships between suicide behavior and violent delinquency as well as a relationship between childhood trauma and aggression. This study concluded that aggression was present in both suicidal behavior and violent delinquency and that suicidal attempts were more prominent in patients with childhood trauma.
Manuela Dudeck, Zrinka Sosic-Vasic, Stefanie Otte, Katharina Rasche, Katharina Leichauer, Susanne Tippelt, Riad Shenar, Solveig Klingner, Nenad Vasic, Judith Streb, The association of adverse childhood experiences and appetitive aggression with suicide attempts and violent crimes in male forensic psychiatry inpatients, Psychiatry Research, Volume 240, 30 June 2016, Pages 352-357, ISSN 0165-1781, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.073.