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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Early conflicted home environment is also seen in the families of the persons with somatoform disorders (Segrin, 2001).
if an individual suffering from a somatoform disorder feels significantly limited in his or her ability to work or function because of the disorder, he or she may choose to file for disability.
Two main questions were addressed during this research: (1) what are the experiences of health professionals working with clients with somatoform disorder and (2) what do these experiences mean for the clinician?
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.
Such an individual is prone to physical complaint, called somatization, and in psychiatry, referred to as a somatoform disorder.
The patients were referred to a clinical child psychologist specializing in somatoform disorders.
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.
6) Presently, the term conversion disorder (hysterical neurosis--conversion type) is listed in the DSM-IV (7) under somatoform disorder group (code 300.
The women who fared the worst were those with highly severe mental illness and a diagnosis of a somatoform disorder.
Where necessary, relevant clinical examination and laboratory investigations were performed to rule out the possibilities of organic causes of psychiatric disorder, with special emphasis on unexplained medical symptoms considered for the diagnosis of somatoform disorder.
In the DSM the psychological manifestation of dissociation is diagnosed as a Dissociative Disorder and the somatic domain is diagnosed as a Somatoform Disorder.