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Somatoform Disorders

"Somatoform Disorders" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Disorders having the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition but that are not fully explained by a general medical condition, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder. The symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. In contrast to FACTITIOUS DISORDERS and MALINGERING, the physical symptoms are not under voluntary control. (APA, DSM-IV)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Somatoform Disorders" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Somatoform Disorders" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 237 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2006 and 2008
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.