A comparative study performed in psychosomatic patients and healthy subjects reveals different profiles of thyroxine (T<inf>4</inf>) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) correlations with personality measurements (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI); Sensation-Seeking Scale (SSS), and Susceptibility to Punishment Scale (SP). Three distinct sets of results may be enumerated, namely: (1) a negative correlation between sensationseeking and TSH; (2) a positive correlation between the most indicative scales predisposing to depression-anxiety (hypochondriasis, depression, social introversion, susceptibility to punishment) and T<inf>4</inf>and (3) the Hypomania Scale (Ma) showed a significant negative correlation with T<inf>4</inf>in the patient group and a positive but nonsignificant relationship in the healthy group. © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1987|
- Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory
- Psychosomatic subjects
- Susceptibility to punishment
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone