Dermatoglyphic characteristics in panic disorder


SABANCIOĞULLARI V. , Ersan E. E. , DOĞAN O. , DOĞAN S. , SABANCIOĞULLARI S.

HEALTHMED, vol.4, no.2, pp.366-372, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : HEALTHMED
  • Page Numbers: pp.366-372

Abstract

Objectives: Panic disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders. There are various etiological factors in panic disorder. Dermatoglyphics are special patterns formed by epidermal ridges in fingertips, palms and soles. They form during the intrauterine period and remain unchanged throughout life. Genetic diseases can change the form and structure of dermatoglyphics. The aim of this study was to evaluate fingertip and palmar dermatoglyphic samples of panic disorder patients and to compare these with the control group.