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Principles of Diagnosis

  • Elsa G. Shapiro
  • Alvin A. Rosenfeld
Part of the Contributions to Psychology and Medicine book series (CONTRIBUTIONS)

Abstract

Patients with somatoform symptoms usually first see pediatricians or general practitioners, not mental health professionals. Since many somatoform symptoms are initially indistinguishable from organic ones, the primary care physician must first make certain that the symptom is not part of a physical disease process.

Keywords

Somatic Symptom Sexual Concern Projective Test Secondary Gain Somatization Disorder 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elsa G. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Alvin A. Rosenfeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric NeurologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatric ServicesJewish Child Care Association of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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