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Psychoanalytic observation has launched a long tradition in medical literature that links constipation with obsessive-compulsive traits. This association, however, has never been tested empirically. The current investigation sought to test this hypothesized association empirically using a large, randomly sampled population database. Data from the(More)
This report describes a new method of using language patterns to identify somatization and antisocial personality (ASPD) disorders in clinical practice. A set of definitions describing characteristic speech patterns was developed to identify "nonpsychotic thought disorder" (NPTD). Speech patterns of subjects with somatization disorder and/or ASPD were(More)
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