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F45 Somatoform Disorders

Somatoform disorders - multiple, recurrent and frequent somatic complaints requiring medical attention without association with any physical disorder are prominent.

The medical history of multiple contacts with primary care and specialized health services is typical before the patient is referred to psychiatric care.

Characteristics of somatoform disorders:

1.

somatic complains of many medical maladies without association with serious demonstrable peripheral organ disorder

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psychological problems and conflicts that are important in initiating, exacerbating and maintaining the disturbance

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