Year: 1976 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.128, (1976), p.475-478 SIEC No: 19820403

Two cases of chronic monosymptomatic psychogenic eye pain with abnormal illness behavior are presented. Both failed to respond to a wide variety of treatments, and despite the accepted low suicidal risk in hypochondriasis both killed themselves. The origin, prognosis and therapy of such behavior are discussed in this context.