Keywords: Academic stress, SISCO inventory, Psychometrics, Somatisation
Determinants of symptoms in functional dyspepsia: gastric sensorimotor function, psychosocial factors or somatisation
? Gut 2008;57(12):1666-73.
Independent t-tests were conducted to compare means and standard deviation scores for PTS+ and PTS- groups, to evaluate differences between the groups on scores for posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression and somatisation
. A series of twoway ANOVAs were conducted to compare the PTS+ and PTS- groups by race, grade and sex.
Alexithymic and somatisation
scores in patients with temporomandibular pain disorder correlate with deficits in facial emotion recognition.
Anxiety is an emotion which prepares someone for a threatening situation and latent danger 5 and often anxiety disorder may precede or increase the risk for developing depression.6,7 According to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM), depression, anxiety, distress and somatisation
are four dimensions of psychiatric symptoms.
Let us imagine that you have explored the patient's emotional state and you decide the increased pain is not due to somatisation
. Careful examination reveals no evidence of further disease progression.
Writers who followed Freud in this area of psychopathology, whether they were contesting or supporting Freud's ideas, were all paving the way for contemporary questions concerning the distinction or overlap between conversion and somatisation
In current research coefficient alphas were determined as 0.81 for anxiety, 0.84 for somatisation
, and 0.90 for depression.
in primary care patients is a common and disabling condition found in the populations of all countries and cultures studied.
This phenomenon is called somatisation
(from the Greek word "soma", meaning body).
He elaborates this by references to an example of his own somatisation
, and to Anzieu's theory of a skin ego.
Although, some assessment tools claim to measure some specific aspects of somatic symptoms e.g., Screening for Somatoform Symptoms Scale (SOMS-7),5 World Health Organisation (WHO) Screening Scales,6 Somatisation
Scale of the Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90-R) and the Hypochondriasis scale of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).7 But all of these scales exclude either many of the somatic symptoms are outmoded and their suitability for assessing different somatic symptoms disorder is questionable.