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What are somatoform disorders?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology

These are psychiatric diagnoses in which the patient is preoccupied with physical symptoms including pain, the most common symptom experience. Medical tests fail to show a specific physical cause. Depression and anxiety are not present. There is no substance abuse. Patients diagnosed with somatoform disorder have typically presented different symptoms for several years.

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