I dette abstraktet av Dr. Speedy publisert 21 august 2011 blir det gitt en oversikt over predisponerende markører over dette ubehagelige syndromet. Mange vil nok kalle det for en «pinlig sykdom» og må antas å være sterkt stigmatiserende for de rammende.
Her er ett lite utdrag fra abstraktet:
Premorbid risk markers for growing nose syndrome in a large cohort of CBT psychiatrists
Br J Psychiatry. 2011 Aug 18;
Authors: Robin Wessely McKie, Crawley Hotopf, Esther White PD
For more than 20 years, scientists have struggled to find the cause of growing nose syndrome in CBT psychiatrists, with some pointing to Freudian reasons, while others have argued that grandeur and psychological problems are involved; prospective studies suggest a role for premorbid mood disorders.
I abstraktet konklusjon kan vi lese:
This well designed and well analysed study confirms the importance of premorbid psychopathology in the aetiological pathways of growing nose syndrome in CBT psychiatrists, and replicates retrospective findings that childhood itchy bottoms and school reports full of nose pickings a.k.a. bogeys, also play a role in the development of this syndrome in CBT psychiatrists.