Iwata J, Rodos J, Glonek T, Habenicht A. Comparing psychotic and affective disorders by musculoskeletal structural examination. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1997;97(12):715. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19188.8.131.525.
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Groups of hospitalized patients with psychotic and affective disorders (N = 60) underwent musculoskeletal structural examination. Psychotic and affective disorders each tend to affect a different portion of the musculoskeletal system, with psychotic patients exhibiting increased musculoskeletal dysfunction in the lower extremities and affective-disorders patients exhibiting increased cervical and thoracic dysfunction. At the clinical level, the structural examination may be used to correlate psychiatric disorders with dysfunctional regions of the musculoskeletal system.
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