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Pathophysiological mechanisms in somatization

Abstract:

Somatization symptoms are usually considered to be psychological rather than physical in origin. It is argued that whilst, by definition, somatization symptoms do not result from physical disease, they do have a physiological basis. The evidence for this contention is reviewed in relation to the common somatization symptoms. The acknowledgement of the role of pathophysiology in the aetiology of somatization symptoms has implications for both treatment and research. © 1992 Informa UK Ltd All r...

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10.3109/09540269209066305

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare
Journal:
International Review of Psychiatry
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-97
Publication date:
1992-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1369-1627
ISSN:
0954-0261
URN:
uuid:bb899c4f-69ef-44f3-bbc1-fb249a299da4
Source identifiers:
177813
Local pid:
pubs:177813
Language:
English

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