Somatization is associated with deficits in affective Theory of Mind.

  title={Somatization is associated with deficits in affective Theory of Mind.},
  author={Cynthia M. Stonnington and Dona Ec Locke and Chiu-Hsieh Hsu and Cheryl Ritenbaugh and Richard D. Lane},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={74 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether deficits in mental representation of emotion may constitute a mechanism for somatization. METHODS In this case-control study, we obtained measures of cognitive and affective Theory of Mind, emotional awareness, positive and negative affect, depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms and determined psychiatric diagnoses in consecutive outpatients, aged 19 to 60, with Conversion Disorder (n=29), Functional Somatic Syndromes (n=30), or "explained" Medical Disorders… CONTINUE READING
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