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March 2006

Graves Ophthalmopathy and Mood Disturbance

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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(3):426-427. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.3.426-c

We read with interest the article “Psychological Disturbance in Graves Ophthalmopathy” by Farid et al in the April 2005 issue of the ARCHIVES.1 By using the Profile of Mood States survey, the authors demonstrated that patients with moderate to severe Graves ophthalmopathy (GO) have significant mood disturbances, especially when disfiguring signs are predominant.