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Somatoform Disorder- Basics

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Post  Admin on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:10 pm


Somatoform Disorder- Check Your Basics

Q1. For diagnosing Somatization disorder, physical complaints should begin before what age?

Q2. For diagnosing Hypochondriasis, duration of disturbance should be atleast ___ weeks/months/years?

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Post  adisuper on Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:37 pm

1) Acc. to DSM-IV TR for diagnosis of somatization disorder the symptoms must begin before the age of 30 yrs and should be present for several years.
at least 8 idiopathic physical symptoms encompassing 4 systems must be present,i.e 4 pain symptoms,2 git symptoms other than pain,one pseudoneurological symptom and one sexual or reproductive system symptom.

2) Hypochondriasis diagnosis is made if symptoms are present for at least 6 months.

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Post  Admin on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:05 pm


Correct !!

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