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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
18 years experience Psychiatry
Supportive?: It sounds like ur already being very supportive. Until medical concerns r ruled out, don't dismiss them. It sounds like ur bf, if he does suffer from ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Witt
22 years experience Psychiatry
Encourage evaluation: Hypochondriasis and somatoform disorder are NOT same disorders.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Brenner
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
33 years experience Psychiatry
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
42 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Somatoform: After careful assessment by your psychiatrist, he/she. Will confront you.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Writer
16 years experience Psychiatry
Unconscious Conflict: Somatoform disorders are a group of conditions wherein individuals unconsciously manifest psychological &/or physical symptoms typically in the settin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Somatoform Disorder: Research has shown cognitive behavioral therapy to be the most effective treatment for somatoform disorders.These patients often interpret physical se ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Loaded question: It would be unusual for allergies to present as a somatoform disorder.

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