Psychiatric Aspects of the Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome

Steven A. Epstein, Lois Krahn, Daniel J. Clauw, Arminda P.Gomes Susan Weigert, Richard L. Goldberg

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The eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) is a rare systemic disease caused by presumably contaminated L-tryptophan. Thirteen outpatients with EMS were found to have a high degree of depression, anxiety, and difficulty adjusting to illness. Pre-EMS history of major depression but not EMS severity predicted poor adjustment to illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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