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Psychological characteristics of patients with the irritable bowel syndrome
  1. R. L. Palmer,
  2. A. H. Crisp,
  3. E. Stonehill,
  4. Sheila L. Waller,
  5. J. J. Misiewicz


    The Eysenck Personality Inventory, the Middlesex Hospital questionnaire, and forearm blood-flow were used to measure aspects of psychological status in forty-one patients with the irritable bowel syndrome, who were compared in this respect with twenty-five matched psychoneurotic subjects and with a general population. The results show a positive association between psychoneurotic disorder and the irritable bowel syndrome.

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