Efficacy of Treatment for Somatoform Disorders: A Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

  title={Efficacy of Treatment for Somatoform Disorders: A Review of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={K. Kroenke},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • K. Kroenke
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective: To review the evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that have focused on the treatment of patients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) somatoform disorders. Although somatoform disorders are among the most common mental disorders presenting in the general medical setting, the strength of evidence for specific treatments has not been well synthesized. Methods: MEDLINE search of articles published in English from 1966 to 2006… CONTINUE READING
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