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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Somatoform Disorder
A somatoform disorder = the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition ("somatoform") but aren't fully explained by a general medical condition, the direct effects of a substance, or another mental disorder.
The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other functional areas.Several different types & possible antecedents.

In brief: Somatoform Disorder
A somatoform disorder = the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition ("somatoform") but aren't fully explained by a general medical condition, the direct effects of a substance, or another mental disorder.
The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other functional areas.Several different types & possible antecedents.
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