Journal article

Personality factors in analgesic nephropathy.

RM Murray

Psychol Med | Published : 1974


Forty-five patients with analgesic nephropathy showed a trend towards introversion and neuroticism on the Eysenck Personality Inventory. Other analgesic abusers without renal impairment also showed these traits, while controls with renal disease not due to analgesic abuse were significantly less introverted and neurotic. It is suggested that these personality traits predisposed the patients to analgesic abuse and therefore to renal damage. © 1974, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.

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