The eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) is a rare systemic disease caused by presumably contaminated L-tryptophan. Thirteen outpatients with EMS were found to have a high degree of depression, anxiety, and difficulty adjusting to illness. Pre-EMS history of major depression but not EMS severity predicted poor adjustment to illness.
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- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health