Somatoform disorders as disorders of affect regulation: A development perspective

@article{Waller2006SomatoformDA,
  title={Somatoform disorders as disorders of affect regulation: A development perspective},
  author={E. Waller and C. Scheidt},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={13 - 24}
}
This paper considers the role of disturbances in affect regulation in the development and course of somatoform disorders. We first give an overview of contemporary theories in the field of psychosomatic medicine that links deficits in emotion regulation to the process of somatization, and then review recent empirical research that focuses on the association between affect regulation and somatoform disorders, with an emphasis on studies investigating the alexithymia construct. Overall, the… Expand
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