Ann Schettler

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Somatosensory amplification is the tendency to report somatic sensations as intense and disturbing. Alexithymia is a personality construct characterized by difficulty recognizing emotions and a tendency to focus on external events and bodily sensations. The association of somatosensory amplification and alexithymia with functional symptoms was assessed in(More)
Purpose: Symptom generation and reporting in FD is incompletely understood. We used results of psychological and physiological measures to develop a model that predicted symptom scores for nausea, bloating and upper abdominal pain in patients.with FD and controls. Methods: The study population included 73 controls and 148 patients. with Rome II FD. Subjs.(More)
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