Neurotransmitter systems and personality measurements: A study in psychosomatic patients and healthy subjects

J. M. Arqué, M. Unzeta, R. Torrubia

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Abstract

A comparative study performed in psychosomatic patients (PG) and healthy subjects (HG) reveals several correlations between personality measurements (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Sensation Seeking Scale, Susceptibility to Punishment), and biochemical variables (in serum: MHPG, acetylcholinesterase, calcium, melatonin; and in platelets: Monoamine oxidase B, serotonin, calcium, proteins). The relationship between some Sensation Seeking subscales and the enzymatic activities evaluated (negative with MAO and positive with AChase) and the opposite sign relationship between serotonin and some scales of MMPI in both groups studied (negative in the PG and positive in the HG) are noteworthy. © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-157
JournalNeuropsychobiology
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • Acetylcholinesterase
  • Bioamines
  • Calcium
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
  • Monoamine oxidase B activity
  • Personality
  • Proteins
  • Psychosomatic
  • Sensation seeking
  • Susceptibility to punishment

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