Clinical Comparison of Gender Differences in Psychotic Disorders caused by Qigong

Author: Wang X//Lin W//Liu H
Mianyang Mental Health Center, Mianyang 621000, Sichuan, China
Conference/Journal: Sichuan Mental Health
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 45 , Word Count: 224

Objective: To try to find out gender differences in Qigong-related psychotic disorders.
Methods: The study was carried out in 33 inpatients from 1990 to 1995 diagnosed as Qigong induced psychotic disorders according to CCMD-2. The subjects were divided into two groups, female group (22 cases) and male group (11 cases). The general information and clinical psychotic features of the two groups was compared.
There was no significant difference in age between the two genders (p>0.05).
Statistical differences were shown in extroversion and introversion personality traits between the two group (chi square test : the value was 3.88; p<0.05). In the male group 8 cases (72.7%) belonged to the extroversion personality traits, 3 cases belonged to the introversion personality traits; while in the female group, 8 cases(36.4%) , 14 cases (63.6%) respectively.
In occupation and culture degree, significant difference was not found. (p>0.05)
Male subjects mainly displayed psychotic symptoms of grandiose delusions, persecutory delusions and acousma. Female subjects showed persecutive delusions, acousma, insomnia and alone speaking. Prolixity and grandiose delusions were more significant in males than in females. (p<0.05)
Curative effect had no significant difference between the two groups.(p>0.05)
Conclusion: The results showed that females were more likely to display Qigong-related psychotic disorder than male due to the females’ tendency to receive suggestion.
People who have special personality traits need to be cautious to exercise Qigong because is not fit for all.