Enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals: the significance of two thirds of this triad.

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The authors concluded that a history of two thirds of the triad is significantly associated with aggressive behaviours directed against people.
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Enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals: the significance of two thirds of this triad.

Felthous AR, Bernard H.

The full childhood triad of enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals is seldom reported by patients in acute care psychiatric facilities. Two of the three elements have been reported with greater frequency and constitute useful diagnostic information. Literature on the triad has been reviewed and data from three studies have been presented. The authors concluded that a history of two thirds of the triad is significantly associated with aggressive behaviours directed against people.

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PMID: 512610 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]