ERIC Number: EJ573542
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Aggression and Psychopathology in Persons with Severe or Profound Mental Retardation.
Bihm, Elson M.; Poindexter, Ann R.; Warren, Elizabeth R.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v19 n5 p423-38 Sep-Oct 1998
This study examined aggression and psychopathology in 70 persons with severe or profound mental retardation. Most aggressive episodes were directed toward other clients; aggression was positively correlated with self-injury, stereotypic behavior, and being ambulatory. Aggression was most consistently predicted by dependent personality and psychosis. An aggression-psychopathology scale was developed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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