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somatoform disorder

[sō′mod·ə‚fȯrm dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A psychiatric disorder in which the patient experiences physical symptoms although no actual physical disorder can be found to explain them.
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Somatoform disorders are relatively common in Europe, with a 12 month prevalence of about 6.
These findings led the researchers to conclude that muscle dysmorphia aligns more closely with disorders on the obsessive compulsive disorder continuum than with somatoform disorders, which is also the case for body dysmorphic disorder.
The last three represent selected conditions related to CSA described by the case studies and/or presented in the literature: fear of success (Figure 3), somatoform disorder (Figure 4), and relationship with teacher/problems with authority (Figure 5).
Co-morbid psychiatric disorders * in adult ADHD subjects (N=25) Co-morbidities Current Lifetime N (%) N (%) Oppositional defiant disorder 6 (24) 1 (4) Major depressive disorder 6 (24) Substance abuse/dependence 5 (20) Social phobia 2 (8) Specific phobia 2 (8) Undifferentiated somatoform disorder 2 (8) Bipolar affective disorder 2 (8) Obsessive compulsive disorder 2 (8) Pain disorder due to psychological causes 1 (4) Male erectile disorder 1 (4) Generalized anxiety disorder 1 (4) Anti-social personality disorder 1 (4) Multiple co-morbidities 6 (24) 8 (32) * Not mutually exclusive
Somatoform disorders in general practice: prevalence, functional impairment and co-morbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders.
Attempting to identify functional symptoms and depression early may help lessen the burden on the patient as well as the disproportionate healthcare costs associated with somatoform disorders.
In other words, hers is a case of straight forward psychological etiology here, as in many cases, a somatoform disorder.
Screening for anxiety, depressive and somatoform disorders in rehabilitation - validity of HADS and GHQ-12 in patients with musculoskeletal disease.
Somatoform disorders are particularly common among JIA patients in this developing community.
6 3 8 Abuse, neglect (focus on victim) 7 7 7 Abuse, neglect (focus on perpetrator) 2 1 3 Other situationally precipitated problems 18 13 22 Other Mental Disorders Mood disorders 22 20 25 Anxiety disorders 14 16 13 Adjustment disorders 7 6 8 Personality disorders 7 6 7 Impulse control disorders NEC 6 6 7 Sleep disorders 4 4 4 Eating disorders 3 3 3 Other mental disorder(s) 3 4 2 Mental disorders due to a general medical condition 2 2 3 Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders 2 2 3 Dissociative disorders 2 3 1 Somatoform disorders 1 2 1 Delirium, dementias 1 2 1 Factitious disorders 1 2 <1 Sexual and gender identity disorders <1 1 0 (1) Respondents were asked to mark all that apply.
Research: Researchers treated 184 patients diagnosed with somatoform disorders (physical symptoms that seem as if they are part of a general medical condition, however no general medical condition, other mental disorder, or substance is present), but without major depression.