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Somatoform Disorders

Somatoform disorders have emotional origins and include the following symptoms: excessive or chronic pain, conversion symptoms, chronic and multiple symptoms without adequate explanation, complaints that do not improve despite the use of treatments that helps most patients and excessive concern with health or body appearance (Yutzy, 2006). In contrast to malingeringMalingering is the intentional faking of physical or psychological illness or symptoms ... and factitious disorderAccording to the DSM-IV Factitious Disorder is a intentional production or feigning of physical or psychological signs or symptoms ..., symptoms in somatoform disorders are not under voluntary control, that is, they are not intentionally produced or feigned (Morrison, 1995).

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References:

  • Morrison J. DSM-IV Made Easy. New York, The Guilford Press, 1995:287-310.
  • Yutzy SH. Somatoform disorders. In: Kay J, Tasman A. (eds) Essential of Psychiatry. John Willey & Sons, 2006:654-678.

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