Psychological, clinical and social characteristics of patients implementing different types of aggression in the hospital (gender aspect)



Results of the comparative analysis of clinical, social and psycho-pathological predictors of violations of the regime requirements, physical and verbal aggression among mentally ill women and men during the compulsory treatment are presented. It is revealed that the type of aggression in women sample significantly more frequently associated with clinical and social and pathopsychological characteristics: emotional unstable stew, learned in childhood and adolescence behavioral model of aggression and the severity of hostility and suspicion; the inertia of mental processes combined with low level of the cognitive functioning and a violation of insight in a broad sense. Among men – with the emotional and personal deformation, which were revealed before the beginning of illness, the decline in cognitive functioning and undeveloped links in the regulation of behavior, high level of aggressiveness in communication, internal conflict combined with the rigidity of self-concept. The authors concluded that assessment of risk factors from hospital-acquired aggression is an independent psycho-diagnostic work that needs to be provided with special tools, aimed whilst on the study of individual psychological characteristics of the regulation of behavior, strategies coping, communication installations and the treats of the aggression, as well as subjective ratings of social functioning in the hospital.

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Keywords: socially dangerous acts, compulsory treatment, physical and verbal aggression.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Bulygina V.G., Berezkin A., Kozlov T., Makurina A.P. Psychological, clinical and social characteristics of patients implementing different types of aggression in the hospital (gender aspect) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2015. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 37–50. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2015050304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Vera G. Bulygina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexender Berezkin, PhD in Medicine, Head doctor, FCU «Psychiatric hospital №5», Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Timofey Kozlov, PhD in Medicine, Deputy chief, FCU «Psychiatric hospital No. 5», Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Anna. P. Makurina, junior researcher, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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