Personality characteristics and dysthymic states in bronchial asthma

G. C. Lyketsos, A. Karabetsos, J. Jordanoglou, T. Liokis, A. Armagianidis, C. G. Lyketsos

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Patients with bronchial asthma were compared with physically ill patients as to personality traits and dysthymic states. Asthmatics were less dominant and more intropunitive, more anxious and more depressed than the control group. Low dominance or dependent social attitude and inhibited hostility was correlated with low vital capacity (FVC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalPsychotherapy and psychosomatics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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