Latest Type D personality Stories

2011-02-07 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do smarter people live longer and better lives? Are certain personality types more prone to premature death than are others? A new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides an overview of research on possible associations between intelligence and personality traits and various health outcomes. Although there is not much evidence to date that links intelligence...

2010-09-20 08:56:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart patients with "distressed" (Type D) personality profile may face a higher risk of cardiovascular problems. The personality classification system that identified "Type A" decades ago, more recently defined Type D as a personality marked by chronic negative emotions, pessimism and social inhibition. Researchers noted a three-fold increased risk of cardiovascular issues such as peripheral artery disease, angioplasty or bypass procedures, heart failure, heart...

2010-09-14 23:44:28

Heart patients with the "distressed" (Type D) personality profile may face a higher risk of future cardiovascular problems, according to a summary article published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. An analysis of previous reports involving more than 6,000 patients found an association between the Type D personality and future cardiovascular issues among heart patients. The personality classification system that identified "Type A"...

2009-08-19 08:58:02

A preliminary study suggests that a negative, inhibited personality type (type D personality) appears to predict an increased risk of death among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a new report. Peripheral arterial disease occurs when plaque builds up in arteries that supply blood to areas other than the heart and brain -- such as the extremities. Patients with PAD also have an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and death. "Preliminary evidence suggests that...

2006-05-09 11:25:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with coronary heart disease and a type D personality -- a propensity to experience negative feelings - have a considerably increased risk of having a heart attack, needing heart surgery or dying from heart disease, according to Belgian and Dutch researchers. As lead investigator Dr. Johan Denollet told Reuters Health, "type D personality was associated with a three-fold increased risk of new cardiac events...in cardiac patients, and this...

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