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Evaluation of a screening interview for Briquet syndrome (hysteria) by the study of medically ill women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  557316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A screening interview for Briquet syndrome consisting of 14 symptom questions was administered to a group of 50 medically ill women. No patient was found eligible for a diagnosis of Briquet syndrome, a frequency less than the estimated general population prevalence of 1% to 2%. When symptoms explainable by known organic disorder were considered positive, 14% of patients became eligible for the diagnosis. We consider this a low enough rate to allow screening by lay interviewers. A frequency distribution of symptoms comparing the medically ill women and a group of psychiatric clinic women with Briquet syndrome shows that the Briquet group had both more symptoms and distinctive patterns of symptoms.
M A Reveley; R A Woodruff; L N Robins; M Taibleson; T Reich; J Helzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-15     Completed Date:  1977-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Ataxia / complications
Conversion Disorder / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Hysteria / diagnosis*,  etiology
Interview, Psychological*
Mental Disorders / complications
Vomiting / complications

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