Personality dimensions and reactvity to 35% CO2 in panic patients and healthy controls

G. Perna, C. Arancio, A. Bertani, A. Gabriele, L. Bellodi

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Abstract

The authors investigated the relationship between personality dimensions and 35% CO2 reactivity. Fifty-one patients with PD and 26 healthy controls were assessed by the Tridimensidnal Personality Questionnaire and inhaled one-vital capacity of a gas mixture of 35% CO2 and 65% O2. PD patients showed stronger reactivity to 35% CO2 and higher sores on Harm Avoidance personality dimension. No significant relationship between reactivity to 35% CO2 and Harm Avoidance, Novelty Seeking and Reward Dependence personality dimensions were found in PD patients or controls. These results suggest that the reactivity to 35% CO2 might not be related to personality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Volume9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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