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Somatoform Pain

Maria Christina Dehoust, Holger Schulz, Martin Härter, Jana Volkert, Susanne Sehner, Anna Drabik, Karl Wegscheider, Alessandra Canuto, Kerstin Weber, Mike Crawford, Alan Quirk, Luigi Grassi, Chiara DaRonch, Manuel Munoz, Berta Ausin, Anna Santos-Olmo, Arieh Shalev, Ora Rotenstein, Yael Hershkowitz, Jens Strehle, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Sylke Andreas
Somatoform disorders have rarely been addressed in epidemiological and health care services studies of the elderly. The few existing studies vary considerably in their methodologies limiting comparability of findings. Data come from the MentDis_ICF65+ study, in which a total of 3142 community-dwelling respondents aged 65-84 years from six different countries were assessed by the Composite International Diagnostic Interview adapted to the needs of the elderly (CIDI65+). The 12-month prevalence rate for any somatoform disorders was found to be 3...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
R Uniyal, V K Paliwal, A Tripathi
BACKGROUND: New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is a type of chronic daily headache. NDPH can have migrainous (NDPH-CM) or tension-type character (NDPH-CTTH). Recently, NDPH patients have shown to have associated anxiety and depression. We compared anxiety, depressive symptoms, somatization and pain catastrophization among NDPH, healthy controls and patients with chronic low-back pain and between NDPH-CM and NDPH-CTTH. METHODS: We assessed the study population for depressive symptoms by Patient Health Questionnaire-9, anxiety by Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale - 7, somatoform disorder using DSM IV (TR) criteria and pain catastrophizing by using Pain Catastrophizing Scale...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Jens Heider, Katharina Köck, Matthias Sehlbrede, Annette Schröder
OBJECTIVE: A considerable amount of patients with somatoform disorders do not benefit from psychotherapy as much as expected. Our aim was to explore whether readiness to change moderates the relationship between the intensity of symptoms and therapy outcome in the early stages of psychotherapy. METHOD: 144 patients with somatoform disorders received an outpatient cognitive-behavioural intervention. Symptom intensity was measured with the Screening for Somatoform Disorders (SOMS-7)...
January 19, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
Frauke Dorothee Weiss, Winfried Rief, Maria Kleinstäuber
OBJECTIVE: Somatoform disorders are characterized by increased health care utilization producing high health costs. The aim of this study was to assess facets of and interdiagnostic differences in health care use in somatoform disorders and to examine health anxiety, symptom-related disability, depression, and phobic anxiety as potential mediating factors of the relationship between somatization and health care use. METHOD: An outpatient sample of N=254 patients with somatoform disorders was investigated by analyzing different facets of their health care use over the last 12months...
January 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
Devrimsel H Ertem, Ayten C Dirican, Agah Aydın, Sevim Baybas, Vedat Sözmen, Musa Ozturk, Yavuz Altunkaynak
AIM: The relation of epilepsy with psychiatric disorders is of great interest to researchers due to its behavioral, social, and cognitive outcomes. In this study, we explored psychiatric comorbidity and its effects on quality of life (QOL) in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). METHODS: Thirty patients with MTLE, 30 patients with JME, and 30 healthy controls underwent the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-I) to diagnose psychiatric disorders...
April 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Jung Eun Choi, Dae-Myung Park, Eunho Chun, Jeong June Choi, Ji Hye Seo, Seunghyung Kim, Jaemin Son, Moonho Do, Sun Yeou Kim, Yang-Chun Park, In Chul Jung, Mirim Jin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: So-ochim-tang-gamibang (SOCG) is a Korean herbal medicine formula that has been applied to treat depressive moods and depression associated somatoform pain. This decoction consists of Cyperus rotundus L. (Cyperi Rhizoma), Lindera aggregata (Sims) Kosterm. (Linderae Radix), Aquilaria agallochum (Lour.) Roxb. ex Finl. (Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum), Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. (Glycyrrhizae Radix) Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A. DC. (Platycodi Radix), and Citrus aurantium L...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Julian A Stewart, Niklaus Egloff, Roland von Känel, Johannes Grolimund, Martina Studer, Martin Grosse Holtforth
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2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Shih-Cheng Liao, Wei-Lieh Huang, Huei-Mei Ma, Min-Tzu Lee, Tzu-Ting Chen, I-Ming Chen, Susan Shur-Fen Gau
BACKGROUND: Our purpose was to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Patient Health Questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) in Taiwan, and to explore its relation to somatoform disorders (DSM-IV) and to somatic symptom and related disorders (DSM-5). METHODS: We recruited 471 individuals, 151 with somatoform disorders and 200 with somatic symptom and related disorders. Subjects completed the Chinese version of the PHQ-15, Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and received a DSM-IV- and DSM-5-based diagnostic interview...
October 18, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
A Fasano, M Tinazzi
Functional movement disorders (FMDs) affecting the eyelids, tongue, and other facial muscles are often underrecognized because their phenomenology has not been fully characterized. Nevertheless, these disorders are more common than previously thought. In this chapter we will discuss the phenomenology as well as the clinical and instrumental diagnosis of facial FMDs. Facial FMDs should be considered when a patient exhibits any combination of the following features: (1) fixed unilateral facial contractions, especially with lower lip, with or without ipsilateral jaw involvement, of maximal severity at onset; (2) inconsistent features such as changes in side and pattern during or between examination; (3) associated somatoform or nonphysiologic sensory or motor findings; (4) reduction or abolition of facial spasm with distraction; (5) response to suggestion or psychotherapy; (6) rapid onset and/or spontaneous remissions; and (7) normal neurologic examination...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
A-C Pfeifer, J C Ehrenthal, E Neubauer, C Gerigk, M Schiltenwolf
In addition to being a risk factor for the course of chronic pain, the personality characteristics of the individual attachment style are also predictors for the success of medical and psychosocial interventions and aspects of the physician-patient relationship. Insecurely attached patients seem to be less able to sustain the positive effects of pain therapy. These results are especially relevant as insecure attachment patterns are overrepresented among chronic pain patients. As a result the attachment style can be seen as a psychosocial vulnerability factor for the chronification of acute pain...
October 2016: Der Schmerz
Amélie Bremare, Nicolas Girardon, Mélanie Margot
Within the framework of cooperation between the physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) department and psychiatry department in our establishment with care and education, we have created in 2006 a unit with both somatic and psychic care, allowing management of preadolescents and adolescents suffering from complex somatoform disorder with pain in full-time hospitalization. They have chronic pain associated with motor exclusion of a limb, which have for consequence a participation restriction on scholar and extra-scholar activities with a larger impact than it should be...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Yoshimitsu Maki, Hiroshi Takashima
Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE) is characterized by heterogeneous neurological symptoms. HE is diagnosed based on three criteria-the presence of antithyroid antibodies, neurological symptoms from the cerebrum and/or cerebellum, and a positive response to immunotherapy. We clinically analyzed 18 patients (3 men, 15 women; age range, 38-81years) diagnosed with HE in our hospital from May 2013 to January 2016. Eleven patients showed sensory abnormalities such as strong pain, deep muscle pain, dysesthesia, paresthesia, or neuralgia...
September 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Yanli Luo, Chao Yan, Tianming Huang, Mingxia Fan, Liang Liu, Zhiyong Zhao, Kaiji Ni, Hong Jiang, Xiao Huang, Zheng Lu, Wenyuan Wu, Mingyuan Zhang, Xiaoduo Fan
Patients with persistent somatoform pain disorder (PSPD) suffer from long-term pain and emotional conflicts. Recently, accumulating evidence indicated that emotion has a significant role in pain perception of somatoform pain disorder. To further understand the association between emotion and pain-related brain activities, functional activities of patients with PSPD fulfilling ICD-10 criteria and healthy controls were assessed using functional magnetic resonance imaging technology, while participants viewed a series of positive, neutral, or negative pictures with or without pinprick pain stimulation...
September 19, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Andreas Werber, Marcus Schiltenwolf
Despite the fact that unspecific low back pain is of important impact in general health care, this pain condition is often treated insufficiently. Poor efficiency has led to the necessity of guidelines addressing evidence-based strategies for treatment of lower back pain (LBP). We present some statements of the German medical care reality. Self-responsible action of the patient should be supported while invasive methods in particular should be avoided due to lacking evidence in outcome efficiency. However, it has to be stated that no effective implementation strategy has been established yet...
July 15, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
Tobias Mueller, Andreas Jerrentrup, Max Jakob Bauer, Hans Walter Fritsch, Juergen Rolf Schaefer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics of patients seeking help from dedicated centers for undiagnosed and rare diseases. However, information about their demographics, symptoms, prior diagnoses and medical specialty is crucial to optimize these centers' processes and infrastructure. METHODS: Using a questionnaire, structured information from 522 adult patients contacting a center for undiagnosed and rare diseases was obtained. The information included basic sociodemographic data (age, gender, insurance status), previous hospital admissions, primary symptoms of complaint and previously determined diagnosis...
June 21, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
U T Egle, N Egloff, R von Känel
It is now widely recognized that in many chronic pain syndromes the intensity and severity of individually perceived pain does not correlate consistently with the degree of peripheral nervous system tissue damage or with the intensity of primary afferent or spinal nociceptive neurone activity. In particular, stress and anxiety exert modulatory influences on pain depending on the nature, duration and intensity of the stressor and developmental influences on the maturation of the stress as well as the pain system...
December 2016: Der Schmerz
Pooja Patnaik Kuppilli, Roshan Bhad, Ravindra Rao, Prabhu Dayal, Atul Ambekar
Somatization disorder is a common cause of chronic non-cancer pain. The use of opioids in such conditions carries a risk of their potential abuse. Lax regulations coupled with sub-optimal medical training in India lead to the rampant use of prescription opioids. We present a case of somatization disorder along with injection pentazocine dependence in a woman, in whom use of pentazocine was initiated by a registered medical practitioner for somatoform pain management, followed by self-injection because of its easy availability in local pharmacy shops...
November 2015: National Medical Journal of India
Roshan Sutar, Suresh Yadav, Geetha Desai
The definition of functional pain syndromes is varied across literature. No effort has been made to see all functional pain disorder groups under broad nomenclature which would exclude conditions for which pathophysiology is strongly known. Since these disorders are commonly treated with alternative treatment modalities and impose significant burden on health utilization, an effort to look into studies on yoga-based interventions on 'functional pain syndromes' (FPS) was made. This study defined FPS as 'Chronic relapsing remitting pain conditions, the origin of which is difficult to trace with no definite physical pathology on clinical suspicion or available laboratory measures and are valid based on subjective pain reporting, associated distress and socio-occupational dysfunction'...
June 2016: International Review of Psychiatry
Roshan Sutar, Geetha Desai, Shivarama Varambally, B N Gangadhar
Somatoform disorders are common mental disorders associated with impaired functioning and increased utilization of health resources. Yoga-based interventions have been used successfully for anxiety, depression, and chronic pain conditions. However, literature on the use of yoga in treatment of somatoform disorders is minimal. The current study assessed the effect of a specific yoga-based intervention in patients with somatoform disorders. Consenting patients meeting ICD-10 criteria for somatoform disorders were offered a specific yoga module (1 h per day) as a treatment...
June 2016: International Review of Psychiatry
Ritva Erkolahti, Marjaana Nyström, Tero Vahlberg, Hanna Ebeling
BACKGROUND: Transitional object (TO) use is suggested to be related with various health problems. Prolonged TO use in adolescence is quite common, and research on its associations with health and psychosocial wellbeing is relevant because it does not necessarily represent pathologies in this age group. AIMS: To investigate the role of transitional phenomena and attachment to an inanimate object in adolescence, possible explanatory variables were studied, including sociodemographic and psychosocial factors and self-image...
October 2016: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
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