somatoform

somatoform

 [so-mat´-o-form]
denoting physical symptoms that can not be attributed to organic disease and appear to be of psychic origin.
somatoform disorders a group of mental disorders in which physical symptoms suggest the presence of a medical disorder but are not fully explained by a general medical condition, the direct effects of a psychoactive substance, or another mental disorder. Symptoms are not under voluntary control, unlike those occurring in factitious disorders. The category includes: body dysmorphic disorder, conversion disorder, hypochondriasis, pain disorder, somatization disorder, and undifferentiated somatoform disorder.
somatoform pain disorder pain disorder.
undifferentiated somatoform disorder one or more persistent physical complaints, not intentionally produced or feigned, that can not be fully explained by a general medical condition or the direct effects of a substance; this category is the group of persisting disorders that do not completely satisfy the criteria for other somatoform disorders.

somatoform

/so·mato·form/ (so-mat´o-form) denoting physical symptoms that cannot be attributed to organic disease and appear to be psychogenic.
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Somatoform disorder: a raison d'etre for liaison psychiatry.
alcohol abuse, drug abuse, eating disorders, and somatoform disorders) in the relatives of persons with autism.
Women are also more likely than men to exhibit somatoform pain disorder, (19) in which they experience excruciating pain with no obvious physical reason, and their illness may last up to four times longer than men's.
Anxiety-based disorders (this category included anxiety, somatoform and dissociative disorders);
Habit, or psychogenic, cough is a somatoform disorder that occurs in older children and adolescents.
A, office manager in a factory, is 29 and suffers from panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder and an atypical somatoform disorder.
Formerly known as hysteria, or Briquet's syndrome, somatisation disorder is a type of somatoform disorder marked by a history of diverse physical bodily complaints without evidence of physical disease that appear to be psychological in origin.
Medically unexplained physical symptoms are common in clinical care and within the general population; examples include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, MCS, idiopathic environmental intolerances, somatoform disorders, and "Gulf War syndrome.
The women who fared the worst were those with highly severe mental illness and a diagnosis of a somatoform disorder.
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.
In two other controlled trials, Opipramol was superior to placebo in somatoform disorders at 200 mg daily and in climacteric syndrome at 50 mg daily (Volz et al.