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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These are neurotic, stress-related somatoform disorders with 26 afflicted; schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders with 12; mood disorders with five; organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders with one; and unspecified mental disorder with two, partial data last year showed.
Harunur Rashid: The common mental illnesses prevailing in our country are Anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, OCD, sleep disorder, sexual dysfunction, acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, conversion disorder (hysteria), somatoform disorder is more common.
Gender differences in the reporting of physical and somatoform symptoms.
A patient with somatoform disorder may experience a similar back pain in a stressful situation without organic changes.
Somatization is defined as a "complex array of behaviors characterized by an abundant usage of body expressions and language to convey feelings of personal complaint and social distress, amplifying or distorting sometimes subtle physiological changes" (14), and somatization can be clinically diagnosed as a somatoform disorder when physical symptoms suggestive of illness or injury are unexplainable by a known medical condition (15).
Bathing-related epilepsy was diagnosed after somatoform disorder and syncope diagnoses were excluded.
MBD most prevalent in both genders were mood disorders (F30-F39) and neurotic disorders, stress-related disorders and somatoform disorders (F40-F48), shown in Table 3.
Nijenhuis et al (1996, 2000, 2003, 2004) coined the term somatoform dissociation to emphasize the equal importance of dissociation on both psychological and somatic processes.
Knowing that there is supported evidence that the comorbidity of somatoform (characterized by symptoms suggesting a physical disorder but for which there are no demonstrable organic findings or known physiological mechanisms) disorders with depressive and anxiety disorders is 3.
The book moves on to exploring depression, anxiety, phobias, pain, relational trauma, borderline personality disorder and embodiment and somatoform distress, all of which are all too common mental health issues both in the public and private sector services.