Conflict of Interest Statement
Violence and Mood Disorder: Views and Experiences of Adult Patients With Mood Disorders Using Violence Toward Their Parents
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 111–121, April 2014
How to Cite
Hsu, M.-C., Huang, C.-Y. and Tu, C.-H. (2014), Violence and Mood Disorder: Views and Experiences of Adult Patients With Mood Disorders Using Violence Toward Their Parents. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 111–121. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12028
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 APR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 17 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 2012
- National Science Council. Grant Number: NSC-99-2314-B-214-003-MY3
- mood disorder;
- parent–child dyad;
The study explored the lived experiences of violence by patients with mood disorders against their biological parents who were the major caregivers (13 parent–adult–child dyads), and sought to gain an understanding of the precipitating factors influencing violence.
Design and Methods
Data were collected by means of in-depth semi-structured interviews, managed and subjected to hermeneutics-guided thematic networks analysis.
The phenomenon was that violence was part of life. The four global themes were that increased irritability and poor impulse control lead to violence; violence causes anxiety; a transition from violence to nonviolence is difficult; and moving from descriptions of violence to analyses of violence is important.
A comprehensive dyadic parent–child intervention program and de-escalation techniques are suggested to manage violence substantially.