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Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center

Psychiatric Profile

 

Psychiatric Profile and Attention Deficits in POTS

  • There was no increased prevalence of major depression or anxiety disorders in patients with POTS compared with the general population.
  • Patients with POTS had:
    • Mild depression.
    • Moderate anxiety score according to the Beck Anxiety Inventory, but not a high level of anxiety sensitivity—this means patients appear anxious without cognitive anxiety.
    • Significantly higher inattention and ADHD scores than control subjects.

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