Volume 16, Issue 2
THE PERSONALITY PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER
The aim of this study was to identify the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) patients' personality profile. 30 GAD patients and 30 patients with other anxiety disorders (AC) completed the Millon Inventory of Personality Styles (MIPS). Findings show significant differences between groups in the Protection, Affectivity and Agreement MIPS subscales. The highest scores were seen in GAD patients. Finally, an argument was made regarding the possibility that GAD constitutes a personality disorder, characterized not only by pathological worry but also for a dependent relationship style, an affective way of information processing and a bias to prioritize the others' necessities.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, personality traits, protection, affectivity, dependence