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Am J Psychiatry. 1986 May;143(5):626-9.

Is Briquet's syndrome a heterogeneous disorder?


A structured interview that identified 78 female psychiatric outpatients as having Briquet's syndrome also indicated that 77 of the 78 fulfilled inclusive diagnostic criteria for one or more other psychiatric syndromes. If, as this finding suggests, Briquet's syndrome represents a heterogeneous disorder, its various components should be evaluated and patient responses to treatments should be assessed. Until such studies are done, the general and psychiatric physician should be aware that the diagnosis of Briquet's syndrome does not rule out the possibility of other psychiatric illnesses that may be more amenable to treatment.

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