Inpatient treatment of persistent somatization.

  title={Inpatient treatment of persistent somatization.},
  author={Edward Shorter and Susan E. Abbey and Laura A. Gillies and Mehar Preet Singh and Z. J. Lipowski},
  volume={33 3},
Patients with disabling, persistent somatization pose significant challenges in clinical management. This study describes 92 patients treated on an inpatient psychosomatic medicine unit for persistent somatization. The most important factor in defining clinically significant subgroups of these patients was mood. Compared with depressed somatizing patients, nondepressed somatizing patients had chronic illnesses of early onset, had symptoms that were not correlated with current life stressors… CONTINUE READING