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Psychological correlates of the course of Sydenham's chorea. Repeat evaluations of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1165335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Published reports provide contradictory evidence concerning the cause, nature, and course of Syndeham's chorea: physiological, psychological, and interractional hypotheses have been advanced. Reports supporting any of these views suffer from lack of detail, objective observations, and/or longitudinal behavioral sampling. This case was studied longitudinally with numerous psychological tests. They revealed acute encephalopathy and severe personality disturbance in the acute stage, followed by rapid and lasting clearing of both symptoms. Thus, this case provided evidence consistent with virtually all published reports and with each hypothesis about Sydenham's chorea, suggesting the need for more careful longitudinal studies and a conceptual framework which can more fully embrace all the data.
J Adams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of abnormal child psychology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0091-0627     ISO Abbreviation:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Publication Date:  1975  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-11     Completed Date:  1975-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364547     Medline TA:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / complications
Bender-Gestalt Test
Chorea / complications*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / complications*
Follow-Up Studies
Intelligence Tests
Memory Disorders / complications
Neuropsychological Tests
Personality Disorders / complications*
Remission, Spontaneous
Rorschach Test
Stress, Psychological
Thematic Apperception Test

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