MC Schoenmakers

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BACKGROUND In his article on amplification, somatization and somatoform disorders Barsky [Psychosomatics 1992; 33:28-34] pointed out the importance of studying the perception and processing of somatic and visceral symptoms. Subsequently, it was demonstrated that hypochondriacal patients are not more accurately aware of cardiac activity than a group of(More)
This study examined suggestibility to bodily sensations in hypochondriacal patients and healthy subjects. Both groups participated in an experiment in which electrical current was announced but not delivered. Suggestibility was measured by the number of responses and by response latencies. The authors hypothesized that the hypochondriacal patients would be(More)
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