Spasmodic torticollis - a multicentre study on behavioural aspects IV: psychopathology.

@article{Scheidt1996SpasmodicT,
  title={Spasmodic torticollis - a multicentre study on behavioural aspects IV: psychopathology.},
  author={Carl Eduardt Scheidt and Florian R. Heinen and Ted Y. Nickel and Oliver Rayki and Joerg Wissel and Werner Poewe and Reiner Benecke and Guy Arnold and Wolfgang Hermann Oertel and Reinhard Dengler and Gunther Deuschl},
  journal={Behavioural neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={97-103}
}
The GSI (General Symptom Index) of the Symptom Checklist 90 R (SCL 90 R) (as a global indicator of the severity of psychiatric symptoms) of 27% of the spasmodic torticollis (ST) sample fell outside the 95% range of the normal control group (two standard deviations). Patients with a higher GSI were younger, more functionally disabled and subject to higher psychosocial stress due to the illness. The highest scores were reached on the subscales of somatization, interpersonal sensitivity and… CONTINUE READING