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Psychiatric Symptoms and Hostility in a Group of Schizophrenic Patients

( Volume 5 Issue 1,January 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS

Balta GT, Angelopoulos NV


Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between hostility features and psychiatric symptomatology in a population of schizophrenic patients.

Methods: The Hostility and Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ) and the Delusions Symptoms States Inventory (DSSI) were administered to 172 patients given the diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Results: Significant relationships were found between the HDHQ hostility subscales and certain psychiatric symptoms. Acting Out Hostility mainly with Phobic symptoms and state of Elation. Criticism of Others mainly with Compulsive symptoms. Paranoid Hostility mainly with Delusions of Persecution, Delusions of Disintegration and Dissociative Symptoms. SelfCriticism mainly with Delusions of Contrition and Phobic symptoms. Guilt with Delusions of Contrition, Depressive symptoms and Phobic symptoms. 


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