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Neurotic personality and pseudo-cardiac symptoms in a day hospital patients diagnosed at pretreatment between 2004 and 2014
 
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Katedra Psychoterapii UJ CM
 
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Zakład Psychoterapii Szpitala Uniwersyteckiego w Krakowie
 
 
Submission date: 2015-11-24
 
 
Final revision date: 2015-11-29
 
 
Acceptance date: 2015-11-29
 
 
Publication date: 2016-02-28
 
 
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Jerzy A. Sobański   

Katedra Psychoterapii UJ Collegium Medicum, Lenartowicza 14, 31-138 Kraków, Polska
 
 
Psychiatr Pol 2016;50(1):213–246
 
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Objectives:
Assessment of associations between occurrence of pseudocardiac symptoms in patients qualified for psychotherapy, with intensity and picture of their neurotic personality disorder.

Methods:
Case records of 2450 patients from years 2004-2014 were analysed in terms of associations between symptoms reported by means of symptom checklist and global neurotic symptom scores (OWK), global neurotic personality level (XKON) and elevated scores of 24 scales of KON-2006 personality inventory. Associations expressed by OR coefficients with 95% confidence intervals were estimated with logistic regression analyses.

Results:
Presence of pseudocardiac symptoms seems to be linked to significantly higher neuroticism described both as global neurotic symptom level (OWK) as well as by global neurotic personality desintegration (XKON), and most of 24 scales of KON-2006 inventory.

Conclusions:
1. Personality background examined with the use of KON-2006 seems to be an important risk factors of pseudo-cardiac symptoms being part of or accompanying neurotic syndromes. 2. In women especially strong appeared associations of tachycardia and Sense of being in danger, Exaltation, Asthenia and Conviction of own resourselessness. 3. In men pain in heart area was substantially associated with Sense of being overloaded. Probably pseudocardiac symptom cure may be attained by psychotherapeutic treatment aimed at its background – at elimination of neurotic personality dysfunctions.

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