somatoform disorder


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so·mat·o·form dis·or·der

a group of disorders in which physical symptoms suggesting physical disorders for which there are no demonstrable organic findings or known physiologic mechanisms, and for which there is positive evidence, or a strong presumption that the symptoms are linked to psychological factors; for example, hysteria, conversion disorder, hypochondriasis, pain disorder, somatization disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and Briquet syndrome.

somatoform disorder

[sōmat′əfôrm, sō′mətōfôrm′]
Etymology: Gk, soma + L, forma, form
any of a group of disorders characterized by symptoms suggesting physical illness or disease for which there are no demonstrable organic causes or physiological dysfunctions. The symptoms are usually the physical manifestations of some unresolved intrapsychic factor or conflict. Kinds of somatoform disorders are conversion disorder, hypochondriasis, psychogenic pain disorder, and somatization disorder.

so·ma·to·form dis·or·der

(sōmă-tō-fōrm dis-ōrdĕr)
Condition in which physical symptoms suggest physical disorders but not demonstrable organic findings or known physiologic mechanisms, for which positive evidence exists, that such symptoms are linked to psychological factors.

Somatoform disorder

A category of psychiatric disorder characterized by conversion of emotional distress into physical symptoms or by symptoms of physical illness that have no discernible organic cause. Hypochondriasis is classified as a somatoform disorder.

so·ma·to·form dis·or·der

(sōmă-tō-fōrm dis-ōrdĕr)
Group of disorders in which physical symptoms suggesting physical disorders for which no demonstrable organic findings or known physiologic mechanisms exist, and for which there is positive evidence, or a strong presumption that the symptoms are linked to psychological factors.
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The higher prevalence of somatoform disorders to that of depressive disorders could be due to cultural difference and acceptance of expression model of stress.
The study was conducted with 65 patients who presented to Celal Bayar University and Ataturk University Hospital Psychiatry clinics and diagnosed with somatoform disorder (24 hastada somatizasyon bozuklugu, 12 hastada farklilasmamis somatoform bozukluk ve 29 hastada hipokondriyazis), 22 patients who were diagnosed with major depressive disorder, 55 patients who were diagnosed with panic disorder and 114 healthy volunteers.
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In the present study patients with MOH, CM and EM were compared in terms of prevalence of depression, anxiety and somatoform disorders, as well as the correlation between psychiatric comorbidities and quality of life; however no significant correlation was found.
Compartmentalization is seen in disorders like dissociative amnesia, fugue, DID, conversion and somatoform disorders.
39) somatoform disorders are recognized as legitimate mental health conditions in recent editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly referred to as the DSM-IV-TR)40 in several incarnations, (41) including somatization disorder, (42) undifferentiated somatoform disorder, (43) conversion disorder, (44) pain disorder, (45) and hypochondriasis.
Psychiatric morbidity in parents of children with [beta]-thalassaemia major ICD-10 based P1 P2 P3 psychiatric diagnosis Frequency Frequency Frequency (%) (%) (%) N=50 N=50 N=50 Present 25 (50) 29 (58) 27 (54) Depressive disorder 9 (18) 21 (42) 19 (38) Adjustment disorder 15 (30) 0 (0) 0 (0) Anxiety disorder 1 (2) 4 (8) 5 (10) Somatoform disorder 0 (0) 4 (8) 3 (6) Sleep disorder 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (2) Table III.
Peebles-Kleiger further outlined the efficacy of hypnotherapeutic interventions in burns, pain, paediatric procedures, surgery, psychiatric presentations (eg somatoform disorder, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress) and obstetric situations (eg hyperemesis, labour, and delivery)(13).
3,5,7-9 Moreover, there is some evidence that functional impairment is higher in somatoform disorder with a co-morbid depressive or anxiety disorder.
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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.