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Low back pain patients in a psychiatric population.

Authors
  • Maruta, T
  • Swanson, D W
  • Swenson, W M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mayo Clinic proceedings
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1976
Volume
51
Issue
1
Pages
57–61
Identifiers
PMID: 129590
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thirty-one patients with low back pain resistant to medical and surgical treatment were studied. On admission to the psychiatric service, these patients revealed apparent features of conversion and hysterical personality, as characterized also by the MMPI profile. During hospitalization, however, there was increased appearance and recognition of anxious-depressive features. We suggest that these patients should be treated by the combined approach of supportive psychotherapy and physiotherapy, with appropriate use of antidepressants.

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