Unexpected association between joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers–Danlos syndrome hypermobility type and obsessive–compulsive personality disorder

Rheumatology International

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The authors assessed 45 patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT) for a number of psychiatric disorders and compared the results to a control group.  They found that patients with JHS/EDS-HT were more likely to have a psychiatric disorder than the control group.  In particular the occurrence of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder in JHS/EDS-HT patients was found to be 5 times higher than in the control group.  Further research is needed to confirm these results and to investigate the reasons for the higher rate of psychiatric disorders in patients with JHS/EDS-HT.

Published by: Springer

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Massimo Pasquini, Claudia Celletti, Isabella Berardelli, Valentina Roselli, Simona Mastroeni, Marco Castori, Massimo Biondi, Filippo Camerota.

Rheumatol Int (2014) 34: 631. doi:10.1007/s00296-013-2901-2