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Published by American Psychiatric Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Somatization disorder.,
  • Somatoform Disorders.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Laurence J. Kirmayer, James M. Robbins.
SeriesProgress in psychiatry ;, no. 31, Progress in psychiatry series ;, #31.
ContributionsKirmayer, Laurence J., 1952-, Robbins, James M., 1947-
LC ClassificationsRC552.S66 C87 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1861062M
ISBN 100880481986
LC Control Number90014492

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  Current concepts on temporomandibular disorders Reviewed by Alex Jacobson This book was designed to bring together some renowned experts in the field to provide state-of-the-art information about temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Somatization is a process characterized by excessive or inappropriate focus on physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. It is highly prevalent in primary care medicine, as somatoform (psychosomatic) disorders tend to be chronic and can cause significant personal suffering and social problems as well as financial burden. The concept and supposed characteristics of somatization Current concepts of somatization or somatoform disorders have two principal sources. The term itself derives from the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Stekel () who wrote of organ spräche, or organ speech which was translated as somatization, possibly a mistranslation (Marin and Carron, ).Author: Harold Merskey. It is still restrictive but to a much lesser degree than the current somatization disorder: 29% of our a priori high-risk group was identified, whereas none of the participants fulfilled criteria.