Clinical course of psychiatric disorders in patients with cervical dystonia

Isabella Berardelli, Gina Ferrazzano, Massimo Pasquini, Massimo Biondi, Alfredo Berardelli, Giovanni Fabbrini

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We assessed the course of psychiatric disorders in 23 cervical dystonia patients by using the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV and different rating scales. Patients were studied on two occasions 5 years apart. There were no differences in psychiatric disorders and severity of psychiatric symptoms between the two evaluations, whereas the severity of dystonia was milder at the second evaluation. Psychiatric symptoms likely represent a primary disorder in cervical dystonia patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-585
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 30 2015


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dystonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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