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Physical illness evaluated as mental disorder

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Andrew, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    The following studies suggest that symptoms of chronic physical illness can be mistaken for mental illness. What stood out for me is the elevated scores on the scales of depression, hysteria, and hypochondriasis.

    The psychosocial impact of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.1780270102/abstract

    Elevated MMPI scores for hypochondriasis, depression, and hysteria in patients with rheumatoid arthritis reflect disease rather than psychological status
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.1780291206/abstract

    The validity of the MMPI with multiple sclerosis patients
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/...5<764::AID-JCLP2270440517>3.0.CO;2-Y/abstract
  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    thanks for those.

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