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Somatoform Disorders

"Somatoform Disorders" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Disorders having the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition but that are not fully explained by a general medical condition, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder. The symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. In contrast to FACTITIOUS DISORDERS and MALINGERING, the physical symptoms are not under voluntary control. (APA, DSM-IV)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Somatoform Disorders" by people in this website by year, and whether "Somatoform Disorders" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2003
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