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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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A controlled study of alexithymia in adolescent patients with persistent somatoform pain disorder.
The authors suggested treatment with 5-HT3 receptor-blocking agents in the subgroup with high pain sensitivity, antidepressant therapy for the subgroup characterized by depression, and psychotherapy in the group with somatoform pain disorder.
Women are also more likely than men to exhibit somatoform pain disorder, in which they experience excruciating pain with no obvious physical reason, and their illness may last up to four times longer than men's.