The problem of psychogenic symptoms: is the psychiatric community in denial?

@article{Benbadis2005ThePO,
  title={The problem of psychogenic symptoms: is the psychiatric community in denial?},
  author={Selim R. Benbadis},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={9-14}
}
Psychogenic symptoms are common and pose an uncomfortable challenge. Among psychogenic symptoms, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are common and have been extensively studied. They are unique in that, unlike most other psychogenic symptoms, they can be diagnosed with near certainty. PNES can be used as a model, as almost everything that applies to PNES applies to other psychogenic symptoms. According to DSM-IV, somatic symptoms are the main manifestation of three groups of disorders… CONTINUE READING
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