Personality disorders among patients with panic disorder and individuals with high anxiety sensitivity
Resumen: Background:
No studies have been found that compared the psychopathology features, including personality disorders, of Panic Disorder (PD) and Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia (PDA), and a nonclinical sample with anxiety vulnerability.
Method:
The total sample included 152 participants, 52 in the PD/PDA, 45 in the high anxiety sensitivity (AS) sample, and 55 in the nonclinical sample. The participants in PD/PDA sample were evaluated with the structured interview ADIS- IV. The Brief Symptom Inventory and the MCMI-III were used in all three samples.
Results:
Statistically significant differences were found between the PD/PDA and the nonclinical sample in all MCMI-III scales except for antisocial and compulsive. No significant differences were found between PD/PDA and the sample with high scores in AS. Phobic Anxiety and Paranoid Ideation were the only scales where there were significant differences between the PD/PDA sample and the high AS sample.
Conclusions:
Our findings showed that people who scored high on AS, despite not having a diagnosis of PD/PDA, were similar in regard to psychopathology features and personality to individuals with PD/PDA.

Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.7334/psicothema2013.248
Año: 2014
Publicado en: PSICOTHEMA 26, 2 (2014), 159-165
ISSN: 0214-9915

Factor impacto: 1.21 (2014)
Categ. JCR: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY rank: 58 / 128 = 0.453 (2014) - Q2 - T2
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MEC/PSI2010-21423-PSIC
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Personalidad,Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos (Departamento de Psicología y Sociología)

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