Somatization in an immigrant population in Israel: a community survey of prevalence, risk factors, and help-seeking behavior.

@article{Ritsner2000SomatizationIA,
  title={Somatization in an immigrant population in Israel: a community survey of prevalence, risk factors, and help-seeking behavior.},
  author={Michael S. Ritsner and Alexander Michael Ponizovsky and Rena Kurs and Ilan Modai},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 3},
  pages={385-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Knowledge about the frequency, severity, and risk factors of somatization (somatic manifestations of psychological distress) among immigrants is limited. The authors examined somatic distress in an immigrant population in Israel, explored its relationship with psychological distress symptoms and health-care-seeking behavior, and determined its correlation with the length of residence in Israel. METHOD Two reliable and validated self-report questionnaires, the Brief Symptom Inventory… CONTINUE READING

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