Somatization revisited: diagnosis and perceived causes of common mental disorders.

@article{Henningsen2005SomatizationRD,
  title={Somatization revisited: diagnosis and perceived causes of common mental disorders.},
  author={Peter Henningsen and Thorsten Jakobsen and Marcus Schiltenwolf and Mitchell g. Weiss},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={193 2},
  pages={85-92}
}
The assessment of somatoform disorders is complicated by persistent theoretical and practical questions of classification and assessment. Critical rethinking of professional concepts of somatization suggests the value of complementary assessment of patients' illness explanatory models of somatoform and other common mental disorders. We undertook this prospective study to assess medically unexplained somatic symptoms and their patient-perceived causes of illness and to show how patients… CONTINUE READING