Psychiatric distress amplifies symptoms after surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis.

@article{Davis2005PsychiatricDA,
  title={Psychiatric distress amplifies symptoms after surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis.},
  author={Greg Eldon Davis and Bevan Yueh and Edward Walker and Wayne J. Katon and Thomas D. Koepsell and Ernest A. Weymuller},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={132 2},
  pages={189-96}
}
BACKGROUND Psychiatric disorders are associated with increased symptom burden when combined with chronic medical conditions. However, there are no reports of how psychiatric distress influences outcomes with surgical treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). We hypothesized that subjects with psychiatric distress (somatization, anxiety, and depression) would report more severe long-term sinus symptoms and worse quality of life (QOL) than subjects without psychiatric distress. METHODS This… CONTINUE READING

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