Somatization in the community.

  title={Somatization in the community.},
  author={Javier I. Escobar and M. Audrey Burnam and Marvin Karno and Alan B. Forsythe and Jacqueline M. Golding},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={44 8},
We examined the prevalence of somatization disorder symptoms elicited with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule in 3132 community respondents interviewed in Los Angeles by the Epidemiologic Catchment Area program. The variables age, gender, ethnic background, and the presence of a psychiatric diagnosis significantly influenced the number of somatization symptoms reported. An introductory review on conceptual and nosological aspects of somatization phenomena led to the formulation of a less… CONTINUE READING

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