Previous studies have revealed that females experience more intense emotion and have more emotional reactivity than males. These gender effects on emotional response have been found to hold across culture. The aim of the present study is to examine gender differences in people presenting with dysfunctional anger. Participants will be approximately 349 people who have been referred to Anger Disorders Clinic (ADC) of the Forensic Program Services at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC) for assessment and treatment. Each participant has received a psychiatric assessment, and has completed a battery of standardized questionnaires and a Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV (SCID-PQ).
Investigators: Vanessa Woods, AG Ahmed, Athanassia Korovessis