Multisomatoform disorder. An alternative to undifferentiated somatoform disorder for the somatizing patient in primary care.

Abstract

BACKGROUND For clinical or research use in primary care, the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for somatization disorder are too restrictive, while the criteria for undifferentiated somatoform disorder are overly inclusive. In this article, we examine the validity of multisomatoform disorder, defined as 3 or more medically unexplained, currently bothersome… (More)

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