Symptom patterns and causes of somatization in men: I. Differentiation of two discrete disorders

  title={Symptom patterns and causes of somatization in men: I. Differentiation of two discrete disorders},
  author={S. Sigvardsson and M. Bohman and A. von Knorring and C. Robert Cloninger},
  journal={Genetic Epidemiology},
  • S. Sigvardsson, M. Bohman, +1 author C. Robert Cloninger
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Two distinct patterns of somatization were identified in 807 Swedish adopted men, using comprehensive lifetime psychiatric and sick‐leave records. “Diversiform” somatizers had a high frequency of brief sickness occasions for a wide diversity of complaints, particularly pain in the head, joints, and abdomen. “Asthenic” somatizers had a lower frequency and diversity of complaints. They recuperate more slowly, however, and were more often disabled by fatigue, weakness, and minor illnesses such as… CONTINUE READING
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