Aggression and allergic disorder in depressives
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1984/01/01 Full-length article DOI: 10.1016/0022-3999(84)90021-7
Journal: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
AbstractThis paper investigates the correlation between aggression and allergic disorder in various forms of depression. As a control factor to allergic disorder we used the factor infectious disease. The aggression was measured with 2 scales of the FAF (Fragebogen zur Erfassung von Aggressivitätsfaktoren —the Questionnaire for Measuring Factors of Aggression).The sample consists of 115 depressives, of whom 26 suffer from allergic disorders and 79 have a previous history of infectious diseases.We recorded significantly higher aggression scores for allergic subjects as opposed to non-allergic subjects (p<0.05) in nearly all the subetaoups. We also discovered a similar though not so marked tendency for people with infectious diseases. Higher aggression scores are therefore not only specific for depressives with allergic disorders.Sex, psychiatric differential diagnosis and the form of the aggression are important for the degree of the aggression.
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