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Relationship between personality disorders and headaches using personality inventory disorders for DSM-5

Lozovanu, Svetlana; Moldovanu, Ion; Vovc, Victor; Romaniuc, Iuliana; Besleaga, Tudor; Ganenco, Andrei

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.2222309", 
  "container_title": "Moldovan Medical Journal", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Relationship between personality disorders and headaches using personality inventory disorders for DSM-5", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p><strong>Background:</strong> Studies on the specificity of migraine headache in patients with personality disorders are multiple. Results are often contradictory, which&nbsp;may be explained by psychological, socio-cultural, economic and purely individual differences of subjects.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Material and methods: </strong>128 patients from the Department of Headache and Autonomic Disorders of the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery&nbsp;(Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova) were evaluated in this study, in 2 stages: psychometric testing using Personality Inventory Disorders (PID-5) for&nbsp;DSM-5 in the 1st stage and data collection, headache intensity assessment and Headache Questionnaire in the 2nd stage.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Results: </strong>The results of psychometric test allowed to separate the examined subjects into 3 groups according to numeric values of facets of PID-5: group&nbsp;I &ndash; Normal (0-1), group II &ndash; Accentuated Personality (1 &ndash; 1.66), group III &ndash; Personality Disorder (&gt;1.66), and these results were correlated with intensity&nbsp;and frequency of headache. The analysis of 25 facets of PID-5, which are included in 5 domains of higher order: Negative Affection, Antagonism,&nbsp;Disinhibition, Detachment and Psychoticism, divided the domains into 3 groups: Internalization, Externalization and Psychoticism. These values were&nbsp;correlated again with intensity and frequency of headache.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Female gender has a higher introversion tendency than males, introversion and neurosis is more common among women with migraine;&nbsp;the onset of personality disorders occurs during early youth.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Lozovanu, Svetlana"
      "family": "Moldovanu, Ion"
      "family": "Vovc, Victor"
      "family": "Romaniuc, Iuliana"
      "family": "Besleaga, Tudor"
      "family": "Ganenco, Andrei"
  "page": "29-35", 
  "volume": "61(4)", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "2222309"
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