Cognitive behavior therapy for somatization disorder: a preliminary investigation.

@article{Allen2001CognitiveBT,
  title={Cognitive behavior therapy for somatization disorder: a preliminary investigation.},
  author={Lesley A. Allen and Robert L. Woolfolk and Paul M Lehrer and Michael A. Gara and Javier I. Escobar},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={53-62}
}
Patients diagnosed with somatization disorder have high rates of disability and often prove refractory to treatment. This preliminary investigation examines the effect of a 10-session cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) protocol on the physical discomfort and disability of severely impaired somatizers. The severity of patients' physical discomfort and disability was assessed at baseline, post-treatment, and eight months following treatment. Patients reported significant improvement in… CONTINUE READING