KUMJ | VOL. 1 | NO. 4 | ISSUE 4 | OCT-DEC, 2003

Generalized anxiety disorder and personality traits
Sharma SC

There are an increasing number of studies which show that certain personality traits predispose an individual to
develop psychiatric disorders. The current study tried to examine whether neuroticism is more associated to
generalized anxiety disorder.
Methodology: A sample of 28 cases of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was selected in the study and the
degree of neuroticism was measured using Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire (EPQ).
Result: It was found that neuroticism correlated significantly with GAD than other parameters of EPQ.
Conclusion: Neuroticism and its inherent traits were more prevalent in patients suffering from GAD.

Keyword : EPQ, BAI, Anxiety, GAD