Calvin Groeneweg

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A 53-year-old woman was admitted because of a two weeks' history of progressive perineal pain, low-grade fever, a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and tenderness over the inferior rami of the pubic bone. Osteomyelitis was suspected. However, bone scanning, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis showed no evidence of(More)
The fear to miss the diagnosis of somatic processes in "functional" disorders and the ignorance of the positive criteria for the diagnosis of conversion (physical expression of conflicts) and of psychophysiological disorder (somatic symptoms and signs, accompanying affectivity) lead to diagnosing by exclusion of somatic disorders. Its consequences are(More)
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