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Letters Joint hypermobility syndrome

Psychiatric manifestations

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d998
  1. Jessica Eccles, specialist trainee year 2, academic clinical fellow in psychiatry1,
  2. Neil Harrison, Wellcome Trust intermediate clinical fellow, psychiatry2,
  3. Hugo Critchley, professor of psychiatry2
  1. 1Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Education Centre, Millview Hospital, Hove BN3 7HZ, UK
  2. 2Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. j.eccles{at}

Ross and Grahame highlighted that hypermobility is just one visible feature of joint hypermobility syndrome.1 The breadth of physical complications, including dysautonomia, premature osteoarthritis, and intestinal dysmotility, suggests a broader multi-system phenotype. Joint hypermobility is also commonly associated with psychiatric …

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