Study of Neurodermatitis Circumscripta Patients with Psychological Tests
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Kumar B, Singh G, Jaiswal A N. Study of Neurodermatitis Circumscripta Patients with Psychological Tests. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1982;48:247-253
Abstract2.54 percent of patients attending the dermatology clinic were found to have neurodermatitis circumscripta. Twenty adult male patients with the disease who were p educated at least u to high school were p subjected to detailed psychological testing. They were administered 10 cards of TAT Sinha's anxiety scale,- self-rating depression scale of Zung and Wechsler adult intelligence scale tests. AU the patients were found to have high IO levels. Anxiety of a very high degree was observed in 55.8 percent of the patients. Anxiety levels were high in patients who were eldest in the family. Sixty five per cent of patients showed high degree of depression, which was more apparent in the younger age group. Patients with first and second ordinal position were more depressed. No relationship was found between the disease and the financial and cdcational status, duration and extent of disease and 1.Q., anxiety or depression levels. Need (n) affifiation and (n) achievement were the two most dominant needs expressed.