Hypothetizing concomitant types A and D personalities in chronic kidney disease

Tania Leme da Rocha Martinez
2020 International Journal of Family & Community Medicine  
Humanized medical assistance is crucial to the treatment of all patients as well as an individualized psychological diagnosis and intervention. Type D personality has been described as a common trait in Chronic Kidney Disease. Considering these patients cardiovascular disease risk and occurrence health professionals must remember to find out if there are traits or characteristics of type A personality. In short type D individuals are those who bottle up their emotions and tend to look at the
more » ... ative side of facts, having features that resemble hostile type A. Type A personality gathers more ambitious, competitive and aggressive behavior. Details as to data on type A personality and evidences of association with cardiovascular risk must be understood from experimental, clinical and epidemiological views so as to enhance all possible efforts for humanized care together with psychological guidance. Anger as a predisposition to hypertension has been mentioned in several studies, among them, patients who underwent the anger tests, expressed at home and at work, showed a tendency to this condition. The simple test to correct the anger content can be done by taking blood pressure, pulse and dosing plasma catecholamines before and after the mathematical calculus test.
doi:10.15406/ijfcm.2020.04.00207 fatcat:ltuxasxmvjftderhm4on3fyouy