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By Katharine A. Phillips

Beset via contradictions, somatoform and factitious issues have an strangely lengthy, wealthy, and colourful historic and scientific culture. but, a few of them have obtained purely restricted empirical investigation.

This publication keeps that wealthy culture through supplying a wide and scholarly synthesis of the present wisdom -- and controversies -- approximately somatoform and factitious problems. the following you can find up to date, clinically concentrated overviews of those exciting and infrequently difficult-to-treat disorders.

Recognized specialists current the newest findings besides insightful strategies and illustrative case reports on - Somatization sickness -- The evolution and difficulties of diagnostic standards (e.g., its specialize in symptom counting), epidemiology, scientific positive factors, etiologic concerns, differential prognosis (e.g., contrasted with depressive and anxiousness disorders), assessment (use of questionnaires), and remedy issues (psychotherapy, psychotropic medications).- Hypochondriasis -- historical past, scientific beneficial properties, theoretical types (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and physiologic), study stories, and useful strategies for therapy (from pharmacotherapy to cognitive behavioral remedy to substitute remedies equivalent to leisure therapy).- physique dysmorphic disease -- historical past and incidence, scientific positive factors, remedy (including surgical procedure and nonpsychiatric clinical treatment), etiology and pathophysiology (its courting to obsessive-compulsive, depressive, and consuming disorders), and prognosis and misdiagnosis.- Conversion disease -- Diagnostic standards and medical subtypes, historical past and definitions, versions of symptom iteration, capabilities served by means of conversion signs, linked positive aspects, epidemiology, demographic and illness path, comorbidity, differential prognosis, and remedy (best performed in collaboration with an internist, fundamental care health practitioner, or neurologist).- Factitious problems (widely referred to as Munchausen syndrome, its so much severe subtype) -- Empirical facts with regards to epidemiology and etiology; analysis, medical description, occurrence, and linked expenses; boundaries of present techniques; the reliability and usability of differential diagnoses; comorbidity, etiology, and administration.

Both concise and thorough, this broadly annotated quantity clarifies the problems surrounding those interesting problems and gives useful tips and proposals, highlighting the urgent want for extra examine to enhance sufferer care. As such, it is going to end up compelling studying for training psychiatrists and different physicians in any medical atmosphere who are looking to larger comprehend the baffling complexities of those distressing disorders.

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