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Psychother Psychosom. 1992;57(3):102-7.

Self-rated inhibited anger, somatization and depression.

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University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque.

Abstract

In order to examine the relationship of self-rated inhibited anger to somatization, the authors administered several self-rating scales, including the SCL-90 and a Likert scale pertaining to inhibited anger, to psychiatric patients and family practice patients of both sexes. In a linear stepwise regression, depression predicted inhibited anger in all four groups. Previous studies have reported an association of inhibited anger and somatization; the present study suggests that depression is the link between the two in the majority of patients. The relationship of inhibited anger to depression may have implications for psychotherapy.

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1518917
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