Somatoform disorders in general practice: prevalence, functional impairment and comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders.

@article{Waal2004SomatoformDI,
  title={Somatoform disorders in general practice: prevalence, functional impairment and comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders.},
  author={L. M. de Waal and Ingrid A. Arnold and Just A H Eekhof and Albert M van Hemert},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2004},
  volume={184},
  pages={
          470-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND General practitioners play a pivotal part in the recognition and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Identifying somatoform disorders is important for the choice of treatment. AIMS To quantify the prevalence of, and functional impairment associated with, somatoform disorders, and their comorbidity with anxiety/depressive disorders. METHOD Two-stage prevalence study: a set of questionnaires was completed by 1046 consecutive patients of general practitioners (aged 25-80 years… CONTINUE READING

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