Life events in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease. A controlled study.

@article{Sonino1993LifeEI,
  title={Life events in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease. A controlled study.},
  author={Nicoletta Sonino and Maria Elisa Girelli and Marco Boscaro and Francesco Fallo and Benedetto Busnardo and Giovanni Andrea Fava},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  year={1993},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={293-6}
}
Contradictory findings have been reported about a possible causal relationship of life stress to Graves' disease. We evaluated this issue by investigating the occurrence of stressful life events in the year before the first signs of disease onset, using methods that have been found to be valid and reliable in psychosomatic research. Seventy consecutive patients with Graves' disease and a control group of 70 healthy subjects, matched for sociodemographic variables, were studied. Paykel's… CONTINUE READING

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