Somatoform Disorders 15 articles
The desire to be ill. FAU - Roth, M
Core symptom pattern of social phobia.
Using self-rating questionnaires, 63 patients with social phobia but without a history of spontaneous panic attacks reported on their symptoms and traits, and on the development of their social phobia. The anxiety responses were composed of many symptoms (median = 14) of marked intensity, with blush...
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...
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...