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Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg. 2011; 12(1): 13-23

The evaluation of personality of epileptic patients by using Cloninger’s Temperament and Character Inventory

Bora Bostancı, Numan Konuk, Sibel Kıran, Zekeriya Kökrek, Seher Naz Yeni.

Objective: There is little research evaluating the personality of epileptic patients dimensionally in the literature. In this study we aimed to evaluate the personality traits of epileptic patients and compare them healthy controls by using Cloninger’s Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). Methods: Seventy-eight consecutive epileptic outpatients and 85 healthy controls were included. Both groups were given TCI after evaluation by SCID I, SCID II and HAM-D. The data were analyzed with regard the group differences with t test (parametric condition) or Mann- Whitney U tests by using computer program. Results: The epileptic group were found significantly different (p

Key words: epilepsy, personality disorder, epileptic personality, Temperament and Character Inventory

Article Language: Turkish English

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