Misunderstood somatopsychic concomitants of medical disorders

John R. Hayes, Nancy Butler, Caroliner Martin

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It is not unusual for patients to be seen in psychiatric consultation in a teaching hospital because the referring physicians misunderstand the behavioral or mental concomitants of medical disease and erroneously diagnose behavioral effects of primary medical disease or its treatment as signs of functional psychiatric disorders. Two disease entities, advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and systemic lupus erythematosus, exemplify the phenomenon. This paper presents two representative cases and discusses pertinent literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-130
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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