Psychiatric comorbidity in DSM-III-R hypochondriasis.

  title={Psychiatric comorbidity in DSM-III-R hypochondriasis.},
  author={Arthur J. Barsky and Grace Wyshak and Gerald L. Klerman},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={49 2},
Forty-two DSM-III-R hypochondriacs from a general medical clinic were compared with a random sample of 76 outpatients from the same setting. Patients completed a research battery that included a structured diagnostic interview (Diagnostic Interview Schedule) and self-report questionnaires to measure personality disorder caseness, functional impairment, and hypochondriacal symptoms. Psychiatric morbidity in the hypochondriacal sample significantly exceeded that of the comparison sample… CONTINUE READING