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Somatoform Disorders
- A class of mental disorders in which there is a clear and present physical symptoms that are suggestive of a somatic disorder but where there is no detectible organic damage or neuropsychological dysfunction.
Somatoform - Dissociative Disorders

Somatoform Disorders General|   Pain DisorderSomatization Disorder  |  Hypochondrias Conversion Disorders 
| Hypocondrias |   Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Depersona;ization Disorder |


  Conversion Disorder - Conversion Reaction
PsychNet-UK Conversion Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Conversion Disorder - Conversion Disorder Authored by Michael Ross, M.D., Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital Edited by Jeffrey Glenn Bowman, M.D., M.S. Author Email: Michael Ross, M.D. Editor's Email:Jeffrey Glenn Bowman, M.D., M.S. Author. 3/5
Conversion Disorder - Physical symptoms that resemble those of a neurologic disorder develop. The symptoms are triggered by mental factors such as conflicts or other stresses. 2/5
Conversion Disorder - Is defined by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, also known as the DSM-IV-TR,as a mental disorder whose central feature is the appearance of symptoms affecting the patient's senses or voluntary movements that suggest a neurological or general medical disease or condition. 3/5
    
Pain Disorder 
  PsychNet-UK Pain Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  DSM-IV: Pain Disorder - When a patient's predominant complaint is of physical pain that is not intentionally produced or faked (Factitious Disorder or Malingering) and "psychological factors are judged to have played a significant role in the onset, severity, exacerbation, or maintenance of the pain," this Somatoform Disorder can be diagnosed. 2/5
  Pain Resources Pain Disorder - The specialists at Pain Resources, Inc. work closely with physicians and health care professionals who refer patients to the center. Evaluations, diagnosis and treatment programs are established for all types of pain. 2/5
  Somatoform Disorder: - What it is and how to cope. 3/5
  Somatoform Pain Disorder - Definition: A persistent complaint of pain or body problem without a physical cause, or the impairment is greater than would be expected from the physical findings. 3/5
                         
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
PsychNet-UK Body Dysmorphic Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  Body Dysmorphic Disorder - A distressing and impairing preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. 3/5
  Body Dysmorphic Disorder - Diagnosis and treatment of body dysmorphic disorder. 3/5
The OCD Center of Los Angeles - Information on the Nature and Treatment of Body Dysmorhic Disorder (BDD). 3/5
                
Somatization Disorder (Briquet's Syndrome)
PsychNet-UK Somatization Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  On The Misdiagnosis of Somatization Disorder. 3/5
  Somatization 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
         
  Hypochondrias
PsychNet-UK Hypochondrias Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  Hypochondria - Questionnaire - Features a questionnaire diagnosing hypochondria. Includes an analysis section. 3/5
  What is Hypochondria? - An Article. 3/5
  Whiteley Index: Screening Device for Hypochondriasis - Self help from Dr. Wirhlmsen's Home Page. 3/5
  
Depersonalization Disorder
PsychNet-UK Depersonalization Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Depersonalization.info, - An independent, nonprofit discussion site and depository for information about Depersonalization Disorder, and depersonalization as a symptom of other conditions. 3/5
Treatment of depersonalization disorder with clomipramine - By Simeon D, Stein DJ, Hollander E Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA. Biol Psychiatry 1998 Aug 15; 44(4):302-3. An Article. 3/5
 
Somatoform Disorder
Somatoform Disorders. - Criteria, Treatment etc. 3/5
Somatoform Disorders - Are those conditions that are suggestive of a physical disorder but upon examination cannot be accounted for by a medical disorder, a substance or other mental disorder 3/5
 
Recommended Books:
Conversotion Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Hypochondria
Conversion Disorder - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References (Paperback)
by ICON Health Publications (Author)
The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Paperback) by Katharine A. Phillips (Author) "Millions of Americans have a secret obsession ..." Hyper-Chondriac: One Man's Quest to Hurry Up and Calm Down
(Hardcover) by Brian Frazer (Author)
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