Physical illness evaluated as mental disorder

Andrew

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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