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Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders 

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
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Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
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Christopher R. Dobbelstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199329311.003.0005
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date: 26 October 2020

Some patients demonstrate abnormal illness behavior, reporting experiences that do not fit with what their medical providers expect. This chapter describes a useful general approach to interacting with patients with abnormal illness behavior and provides specific recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder, conversion disorder, factitious disorder, and malingering.

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