J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2016 Nov;55(4):425-431. 10.4306/jknpa.2016.55.4.425.

Analysis of Epidemiological Factors and Clinical Variations to Determine Whether Violent Behavior Appears in Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorder Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea. lhs242@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Psychology, Daegu-Cyber University, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this study was to identify variables and determine their correlation with violent behavior in trauma- and stressor-related disorder diagnostic patients.
METHODS
A one-year retrospective study (2012 to 2013) was performed on 91 trauma- and stressor-related disorder diagnosed patients at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital. Study data were obtained from previous medical records. The subjects were divided into two groups based on the presence of violent behavior.
RESULTS
Of the 91 trauma- and stressor-related disorder diagnosed patients, 33 patients exhibited violent behavior during their clinical course. Sociodemographic factors of age and marital status and their socioeconomic-environmental status were variables significantly related with the presence of violent behavior. Clinical data from Structured Clinical Interview for DSM, Post Traumatic Growth Inventory, and Social Support Scale scores were significantly associated with violence in trauma- and stressor-related disorder patients.
CONCLUSION
In the clinical course of subjects with trauma- and stressor-related disorder, appearance of violent behavior should be monitored and approached in multiple ways to address socio-demographic, clinical, and psychological problems. Monitoring of significantly related variables and treatment compliance should be considered part of an appropriate therapeutic strategy for trauma- and stressor-related disorder patients.

Keyword

Trauma-and stressor-related disorder; Violent behavior; Variables
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