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    Somatoform disorders are physical ailments (such as pain, nausea, dizziness) for which no adequate medical explanation has been found and/or are caused by psychological factors. The complaints are serious enough to cause significant emotional distress and impairment of social and/or occupational functioning
    A diagnosis of a somatoform disorder implies that psychological factors are a large contributor to the symptoms onset, severity and duration. It is important to note that somatoform disorders are not the result of conscious malingering or factitious disorders.

    This group of disorders include

    Body dysmorphic disorder
    Conversion disorder
    Hypochondriasis
    Neurodermatitis
    Somatization disorder
    Somatoform pain disorder
    Somatoform disorder NOS
    Undifferentiated somatoform disorder
    As examples, the following conditions may fall into this category:
    Anorexia nervosa
    Asthma
    Bulimia
    Dyspnea
    Endocrine disorders
    Gastrointestinal disorders
    Hay fever
    Headache
    Hyperphagia
    Hyperventilation
    Irritable bowel syndrome
    Migraine headache
    Myofacial pain
    Obesity
    Premenstrual tension
    Sexual function disturbances
    Skin disorders
    Urinary function disorders
    Urogenital disorders

    Topics covered include:
    -somatization disorder
    -conversion disorder
    -hypochondriasis
    -pain disorder
    -body dysmorphic disorder
    -factitious disorder
    -malingering

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    thanks info..

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