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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It has been widely recognized that parental neglect and abuse paves the way to numerous psychological illnesses including somatoform disorders. Parental rejection, disturbed attachment patterns and parental over involvement are found as a predecessor and contributing factors to somatoform disorders.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for somatoform disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am.
Somatoform Disorders. In: Ebert MH, Loosen PT, Nurcombe B, Leckman JF, eds.
if a claimant purports to suffer from a somatoform disorder, it first must be established that the claimant is not engaged in substantial gainful activity and that the claimant's impairments are sufficiently limiting in order to pass the first two steps of the sequential evaluation.
The aim of this research was to explore the experiences of interdisciplinary team members involved in the rehabilitation of clients with somatoform disorder. This broader term was used because a more refined diagnosis (e.g.
Disorders not included in the WMH-CIDI were assessed clinically (e.g., schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, somatoform disorders, dissociative disorders).
Multisomatoform disorder (MSD) is a diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, Primary Care Version (DSM-IV PC), encompassing the moderately severe form of undifferentiated somatoform disorder, with a prevalence of 8-10% in primary care.
Somatoform disorder: a raison d'etre for liaison psychiatry.
In other words, hers is a case of straight forward psychological etiology here, as in many cases, a somatoform disorder.
Habit, or psychogenic, cough is a somatoform disorder that occurs in older children and adolescents.
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.
The women who fared the worst were those with highly severe mental illness and a diagnosis of a somatoform disorder. "The likelihood of receiving a mammography in these women was only 17%," she said.