Psychiatric symptoms associated with scleroderma.

  title={Psychiatric symptoms associated with scleroderma.},
  author={Nikiforos V. Angelopoulos and Alexandros A Drosos and H M Moutsopoulos},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  volume={70 3},
BACKGROUND The prevalence of psychiatric symptoms and hostility factors in patients with scleroderma, although a matter of clinical interest, it is rather poorly studied. METHODS Thirty female patients with scleroderma were investigated. Thirty-three healthy women were used as a comparison group. The applied psychometric instruments were the Hostility and Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ), the Delusions Symptoms States Inventory/states of Anxiety and Depression (DSSI/sAD) and the… CONTINUE READING