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Illness beliefs and locus of control: a comparison of patients with pseudoseizures and epilepsy.

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the illness beliefs and locus of control of patients with recent onset pseudoseizures and to compare these with patients with recent onset epilepsy. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with pseudoseizures of recent onset (mean duration 5.4 months) were compared with 20 consecutive patients with recent onset epilepsy on their responses to (a) the Illness Behaviour Questionnaire (IBQ) and (b) a measure of locus of control, a dimension of the tende...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of psychosomatic research
Volume:
57
Issue:
6
Pages:
541-547
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1879-1360
ISSN:
0022-3999
URN:
uuid:97bca42e-d238-46b3-bb76-330967827bdc
Source identifiers:
175791
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pubs:175791

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