The most common
characteristic of the somatoform disorder is the appearance of physical
symptoms or complaints for which they have no organic basis. Such
dysfunctional symptoms tend to range from sensory or motor disability,
hypersensitivity to pain.
The Misdiagnosis of Somatization Disorder.- On the misdiagnosis
of somatization disorder in Gulf War veterans and others with overlapping
disorders of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Disorder - Overview - Somatization disorder is a long-term (chronic)
condition in which a person has physical symptoms that are caused
by psychological problems, and no physical problem can be found. 3/5
Disorder - Is a chronic condition in which there are numerous
physical complaints. These complaints can last for years, and result
in substantial impairment. The physical symptoms are caused by psychological
problems, and no underlying physical problem can be identified. 3/5
Disorders - Somatoform disorders represent a group of disorders
characterized by physical symptoms suggesting a medical disorder.
However, somatoform disorders represent a psychiatric condition because
the physical symptoms present in the disorder cannot be fully explained
by a medical disorder, substance use, or another mental disorder.An
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