Neuroticism as a predictor of the formation of mental disorders in people with somatic pathology

Keywords: old age; somatic disease; cardiovascular system; predictor of disease; mental disorders


The article is devoted to the study of persons with somatic disorders.  This study aimed to empirically investigate neuroticism in the context of the formation of mental disorders of persons with somatic pathology based on clinical, psychopathological, and pathopsychological features of persons with somatic pathology.  It is theoretically established that old age is a risk factor that prevents the use of intervention technologies. Detection and treatment of the elderly are complicated because the connection of symptoms with conscious manifestations of mental activity is ambiguous, not always obvious, and mediated by little-studied phenomena of this category of people's unconscious psyche. The phenomenon of "neurotization" of patients with somatic, first of all, cardiovascular pathology is analyzed. It is noted that the characteristics of a neurotic personality are fear, helplessness, guilt, excessive dependence on approval, internal insecurity, emotional reaction to criticism, inability to make long-term plans, violations in sexual life. A medical and psychological examination of 37 elderly respondents was conducted, including 21 women and 16 men aged 60 to 71. In the experimental part of the work used clinical-anamnestic and clinical-psychopathological methods research and personal FPI questionnaire. Statistical processing of the survey results was performed using the software package Statistic v.6.1. It is established that the predictors of mental disorders in women with somatic pathology are neuroticism. Timely detection and treatment is a crucial component in recovery, so the question of establishing predictors of mental disorders based on clinical, psychopathological, and pathopsychological features of women with somatic pathology is essential from a practical point of view.


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How to Cite
Lytvynchuk, L. (2020). Neuroticism as a predictor of the formation of mental disorders in people with somatic pathology. Herald of Kiev Institute of Business and Technology, 44(2), 56-63.