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Ophthalmic psychoneurosis: natural history.
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PMID:  6871149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The status of 18 patients presenting with ocular psychosomatic symptoms is reviewed 10 to 18 months after presentation. All the patients had been discharged after the examination and reassurance given at the initial interview. In 8 patients symptoms had completely ceased, but 10 patients retained their symptoms. Transitory, self-limiting symptoms were more commonly associated with anxiety and occurred in the younger patients. Persistent symptoms were more commonly associated with depression and occurred in the older patients. Pain of the eyes, face, and head is conspicuous in both groups.
A Karseras; S Sullivan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-09     Completed Date:  1983-09-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421041     Medline TA:  Br J Ophthalmol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Eye Diseases / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neurotic Disorders / complications
Psychophysiologic Disorders*
Remission, Spontaneous

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