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Somatoform disorder signs

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Witt
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Encourage evaluation: Hypochondriasis and somatoform disorder are NOT same disorders.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Brenner
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tread carefully: Educate yourself. Look up these conditions to understand the person isn't "faking" it; there are psychological dimensions. Check in on your own leve... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
It is real, but.....: A group of disorders characterized by physical symptoms suggesting a medical disorder, however these symptoms  cannot be fully explained by a medical ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Somatoform Disorder: A somatoform disorder = the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition ("somatoform") but aren't fully explained by a gene... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Somatoform: After careful assessment by your psychiatrist, he/she. Will confront you.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not defined yet: Somatoform disorder is not just one illness, but a category of several types that are linked by having physical symptoms suggesting a general medical ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Unconscious Conflict: Somatoform disorders are a group of conditions wherein individuals unconsciously manifest psychological &/or physical symptoms typically in the settin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Loaded question: It would be unusual for allergies to present as a somatoform disorder.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 21 years experience
Differences: The treatments used for these disorders are different. For schizophrenia the main treatment is antipsychotic medication. The most effective treatment ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Somatoform: disorder means any symptoms are possible! The "trick" is to be able to "separate" the symptoms form the emotional problem from symptoms due to disease... Read More
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