Determinants of somatization in primary care.

  title={Determinants of somatization in primary care.},
  author={Kenneth Bridges and David Goldberg and Brian G Evans and Thomas R Sharpe},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={21 2},
This study explores possible determinants of somatization in primary care. Hypotheses were tested on samples of 'somatizers', 'psychologizers' and controls recruited by epidemiological procedures. Although 'somatizers' were found to be similar to 'psychologizers' in many respects, they were (i) less depressed; (ii) reported lower levels of social dissatisfaction, social stress and less dependence on their relatives; (iii) more likely to have an unsympathetic attitude towards mental illness and… CONTINUE READING

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