Somatoform Disorders 929 articles
Hypochondriacal beliefs and attitudes in family practice and psychiatric patients.
Beliefs and attitudes which can be responsible for hypochondriacal behavior were explored by administering the Illness Attitude Scales and two distress scales to patients attending a family practice clinic, nonpsychotic psychiatric outpatients and a random group of employees. Family practice patient...
Sex differences in vulnerability and maladjustment as a function of parental investment: an evolutionary approach.
Sex differences in aspects of mental health are examined as a function of uneven parental investment in children. Relative vulnerability is a new construct mediating the influence of parental investment on mental health. Couples (129) in three stages of the family life cycle are measured by scales f...
The desire to be ill. FAU - Roth, M
Physical complaints without organic basis in psychiatric inpatients: report of two cases.
Two patients with borderline personality disorder hospitalized for behavior disturbance had physical complaints for which no organic basis could be found. These cases highlight a conceptual difficulty in our current classification system for such physical complaints, raise issues about the interplay...
Postpartum hostility and prolactin.
In a previous study ten women with hyperprolactinemia and amenorrhea had significantly higher Symptom Questionnaire scores for depression, hostility and anxiety than patients with amenorrhea only and a matched nonpatient employees group. The hyperprolactinemic patients and employees were compared wi...