Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Personal peculiarities in patients with middle cerebral artery infarction

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №4 Pages: 695-697
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Antonova N.A., Sholomov I.I.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The purpose of the work is to reveal personal peculiarities in patients who have suffered middle cerebral artery infarction. Material and Methods. 39 patients with middle cerebral artery infarction have been under the study. All patients have received clinical instrumental inspection (neurologic survey, duplex ultrasound investigation of vessels of neck, head and brain, the research CT or MRT). Personal peculiarities have been studied by "The standard multiple-factor method of research of the personality" (PITCHES). Results. Psychological reactions for the disease have been determined. They include hypochondria, depression, psychasthenia and anxiety. Conclusion. Personal peculiarities in patients suffered from middle cerebral artery infarction may be characterized by the appearance of psychological response to the psychotraumatic situation. Therefore it is necessary to give psychotherapeutic aid.

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