Transtornos psiquiátricos na miastenia gravis

Translated title of the contribution: Psychiatric disorders in myasthenia gravis

Mariana Inés Ybarra, Arthur Kummer, Elizabeth Regina Comini Frota, José Teotônio de Oliveira, Rodrigo Santiago Gomez, Antonio Lucio Teixeira

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Objective: To investigate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). Method: Forty-one patients with MG answered to a structured psychiatric interview (MINI-Plus). Results: Eleven (26.1%) patients were diagnosed with a depressive disorder and 19 (46.3%) were diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Patients with dysthymia were older (p=0.029) and had longer disease duration (p=0.006). Patients with social phobia also had longer disease duration (p=0.039). Conclusion: Psychiatric disorders in MG are common, especially depressive and anxiety disorders.

Translated title of the contributionPsychiatric disorders in myasthenia gravis
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Issue number2 A
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuropsychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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