somatoform disorder


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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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The patient does not exhibit a histrionic behavior, nor does she oppose to various medical investigations and procedures, thus excluding a somatoform disorder or hypochondria.
As may be seen in figure 2, the most frequent neuropsychiatric diagnoses were delirium (36.2%; n = 439); major depressive disorder (16.4%; n = 199); dementia and cognitive disorders (14.4%; n = 175); anxiety disorders (8.6%; n = 104); frontal syndromes (5.9%; n = 72); adjustment disorders (4%); psychosis (3%); somatoform disorders (3%), and catatonia (3%).
Epidemiology of the association between somatoform disorders and anxiety and depressive disorders: an update.
GAD (17.11%), social anxiety disorder (16.21%), and somatoform disorder (22.52%) were the most commonly cited indication other than depression (Table 4).
Disorder type Frequency Percentage Behavioral 22 9.2 Hyperkinetic disorder 13 5.4 Oppositional defiant disorder 7 2.9 Conduct disorder 2 0.8 Emotional 35 14.6 Obsessive compulsive disorder 6 2.5 Depressive disorder 4 1.7 Somatoform disorder 4 1.7 Separation anxiety disorder 4 1.7 Phobic anxiety disorder 4 1.7 Other emotional disorder 4 1.7 Social anxiety disorder 3 1.3 Post-traumatic stress disorder 3 1.3 Panic attack 2 0.8 Generalized anxiety disorder 1 0.4 Developmental 1 0.4 Autistism spectrum disorder 1 0.4 Multiple responses were recorded.
Efficacy of treatment for somatoform disorders: a review of randomized controlled trials.
(4) There are positive criteria according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM IV) and the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10), thus confirming the presence of a somatoform disorder.
Thereby girls may feel neglected which may be a factor leading to somatoform disorder which in turn may help them seek their parents' attention.
It discusses hypnosis, dissociation, and absorption from a theoretical, assessment, and clinical perspective, and addresses the clinical implications of applying hypnosis to disorders like dissociative identity disorder, borderline personality disorder, somatoform disorder, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
It has been noted in a study that psychiatric diagnoses like somatoform disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder were not associated with increased suicide risk, unless accompanied by major depression.
He suspected a somatoform disorder and told JD his vision should recover.
This is precisely the recommended treatment for somatoform disorder, albeit not with excessive testing, merely enough to rule out pathology.