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Title: Hypermobility and autonomic hyperactivity : relevance for the expression of psychiatric symptoms
Author: Eccles, Jessica Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 5914 6258
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2016
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The aim of this programme of work is to characterize the relevance of joint hypermobility and autonomic symptoms, particularly orthostatic intolerance, to clinical psychopathology. Joint hypermobility is a widespread, poorly recognized, connective tissue condition. Affected individuals are reportedly overrepresented among panic or anxiety disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Dysfunction or dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system, typically postural tachycardia syndrome is often found. Structural differences in amygdala have been reported in association with joint hypermobility. The relevance of hypermobility and autonomic dysfunction to general psychiatric conditions is currently poorly understood.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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