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Table 4 Overview of personality traits in treated and untreated women diagnosed with AUD. Total sample n = 1,339, reference population without AUD n = 1,122.

From: A cross-sectional study of personality traits in women previously treated or untreated for alcohol use disorders

  Personality traits Life time psychiatric diagnoses DSM-III-R n = 217 Treated/untreated women with lifetime AUD n = 217 Personality traits Treated/untreated women with lifetime AUD Resolved n = 123 Personality traits
Women diagnosed with lifetime AUD n = 217 ↑impulsiveness
↑somatic anxiety
↑psychic anxiety
↑tension
↑psychastenia
↑monotony avoidance
↑aggression
↑guilt
↑suspicion
↑verbal aggression
↑indirect aggression
↓socialization
Anxiety 36 %
Depression 21 %
Treated n = 42 †† ↑somatic anxiety
↑tension
↑guilt
Treated n = 23 ††† ↑somatic anxiety
↑psychic anxiety
↑irritability
↑tension
↑guilt
    Untreated n = 175 Resembles the reference population Untreated n= 100 †††† ↑somatic anxiety
↑psychic anxiety
↑monotony avoidance
↑psychastenia
↑impulsiveness
↑irritability
↓socialization
  1. † = significant differences between the reference population (n = 1,122) and women diagnosed with lifetime AUD (n = 217).
  2. ††= significant differences between treated (n = 42) and untreated (n = 175) women with AUD.
  3. †††= significant differences between treated (n = 23) and untreated (n = 100) women with resolved AUD.
  4. †††= significant differences between untreated women with resolved AUD (n = 100) and the reference population (n = 1,122).