The present study explores the relationships among a number of personality measures (the Sensation-Seeking Scale. SSS: the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Susceptibility to Punishment Scale) and some parameters of the pituitary-thyroid axis. The study was carried out on a group of 37 physically and mentally fit female volunteers, none of whom had a personal history of psychiatric or endocrinologic illness. The subjects were controlled for the menstrual cycle. The most relevant result was a significant negative relationship between the SSS score and plasma basal levels of thyroxine (T<inf>4</inf>and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Interaction between T<inf>4</inf>and TSH levels with trait anxietv was also observed. © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
- Sensation seeking scale
- State-trait anxiety inventory
- Susceptibility to punishment scale
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone