M. Jahanshahi, C. D. Marsden, "Conversion “V” Profiles in Torticollis", Behavioural Neurology, vol. 2, Article ID 432749, 7 pages, 1989. https://doi.org/10.3233/BEN-1989-2403
Conversion “V” Profiles in Torticollis
The assumption that spasmodic torticollis represents a conversion reaction was examined by evaluating profiles of 61 patients on the hypochondriasis, depression, and hysteria scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Thirty-six per cent of the sample had normal profiles. A conversion “V” profile with scores above 70 was found in a minority (9%) of the patients. The profile of the majority of the group was characterized by the presence of mild depression. It was concluded that a personality profile suggestive of conversion reaction is not typical of patients with spasmodic torticollis.
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