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somatization

[‚sō·məd·ə′zā·shən]
(psychology)
A type of neurosis manifested in neurasthenias, hypochondriacal symptoms, and conversion hysterias.
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Conclusion: Stressors and somatisation dimensions of the SISCO inventory of academic stress were found to be validity and reliabile.
Postprandial distress syndrome was independently associated with somatisation (correlation coefficient: 0.28), depression (correlation coefficient: 0.27) and phobia (correlation coefficient: 0.24), while epigastric pain syndrome was not significantly correlated with any psychiatric abnormality.
The Children's Somatization Inventory (CSI) (23) self-report instrument evaluates the occurrence of somatisation symptoms in children and adolescents.
Conclusion: Negative life events were directly related to depression and anxiety feelings and were associated with somatisation and distress.
Four days after the first injection of modified somatisation, the vaccinated mice have 10% reduced body weight while this result was not seen in the mice receiving saline shots.
Medically unexplained symptoms, somatisation and bodily distress; developing better clinical services.
The disorders that were diagnosed included, GAD, Panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, depressive episode, dysthymia and somatisation disorder10.
Somatisation needs careful exploration rather than more analgesia.
Historically in psychoanalytic theory, symptoms of these kinds have fallen into two broad categories: conversion and somatisation. However, there has been a lack of precision around the use and meaning of these concepts, and the terms 'conversion' and 'somatisation' are on occasion used interchangeably, sometimes to refer to partially differentiated phenomena and, at other times, used to describe significantly different forms of pathology (Avila, 2007; Taylor, 2003).
Questionnaire: The questionnaire was composed of 11 close-ended questions, based on previously published literature (Lawoko and Soares 2002; Tak and McCubbin 2002; Kobya 1997), designed to determine factors affecting the parents' level of somatisation, anxiety and depression and also to gather demographic information about the child with CHD.
Multisomatoform disorder (MSD) is characterised by [greater than or equal to] 3 medically inexplicable, troublesome physical symptoms, together with a [greater than or equal to] 2-year history of somatisation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of depressive and anxiety disorders in a South African sample MSD, and to compare demographic and clinical outcomes in those patients with and without co-morbidity.