Epidemiology of the Association Between Somatoform Disorders and Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: An Update

  title={Epidemiology of the Association Between Somatoform Disorders and Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: An Update},
  author={Roselind Lieb and Gunther Meinlschmidt and Ricardo Araya},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective: To review the available epidemiological evidence on associations between somatoform disorders with anxiety and depressive disorders. Results: Clinical and population-based studies have found that the co-occurrence of some types of somatoform disorders (e.g., somatization disorder, somatic-symptom-index (SSI)4,6, and pain disorder) and anxiety and depressive disorders is common. These findings may suggest either a causal relationship between these disorders or that they share some… 
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