Predictors of somatic symptoms in depressive disorder.

@article{Sayar2003PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of somatic symptoms in depressive disorder.},
  author={Kemal Sayar and Laurence J Kirmayer and Suzanne S Taillefer},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={108-14}
}
We explored the relative contribution of potential psychological predictors of somatic symptoms in outpatients with major depressive disorder, including; 1) severity of depression; 2) general anxiety; 3) hypochondriacal worry; 4) somatosensory amplification; and, 5) alexithymia by sampling 100 consecutive outpatients with DSM-IV diagnoses of major depressive disorder attending the psychiatry clinics of general hospitals in Turkey. The subjects were rated by clinicians on depressive… CONTINUE READING
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