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F45.3 Somatoform Autonomic Dysfunction

The symptoms are presented as physical disorder of system or organ largely or completely under controlled by autonomic innervation, i.e. the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, or respiratory system and some aspects of genitourinary system.

The symptoms are usually of two types:

1.

complaints based on objective signs of autonomic arousal (palpitation, sweating, flushing, tremor)

2.

idiosyncratic, subjective, non-specific (fleeting aches and pains, burning, heaviness, tightness, sensation of being bloated or distended)

These symptoms patients refer to a specific organ or system.

In many cases there is evidence of psychological stress or current problems related to the disorder.

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