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What is the rootcause of somatoform disorder?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: 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 condition -- but aren't fully explained by a general medical condition, the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder like panic or other anxiety disorder.
The "root cause" has not been determined, and it may differ in each type.

In brief: 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 condition -- but aren't fully explained by a general medical condition, the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder like panic or other anxiety disorder.
The "root cause" has not been determined, and it may differ in each type.
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