+612 9045 4394
Somatoform and Factitious Disorders : Review of Psychiatry - Katharine A. Phillips

Somatoform and Factitious Disorders

Review of Psychiatry

By: Katharine A. Phillips (Editor), John M. Oldham (Editor), Michelle B. Riba (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2001
ISBN: 9781585620296
Number Of Pages: 216
For Ages: 22+ years old

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $172.99
or 4 easy payments of $31.98 with Learn more
Ships in 15 business days

Other Available Editions (Hide)

Beset by contradictions, somatoform and factitious disorders have an unusually long, rich and colourful historical and clinical tradition, yet some of them have received only scant empirical investigation. This annotated volume aims to clarify the issues surrounding these disorders, and offers practical guidance and recommendations, highlighting the pressing need for further research to improve patient care. It offers a broad synthesis of knowledge - and controversies - about somatoform and factitious disorders. Topics covered include: somatization disorder; hypochondriasis; body dysmorphic disorder; conversion disorder; and factitious disorders.

"The chapters present a nice balance between theory and practical management. Despite the relative brevity of the book, I found the reviews comprehensive enough for the book to be used as a reference text. I would recommend this as a textbook to primary care residents as part of their training. They must contend with somatoform disorders on a daily basis. I would also highly recommend the book to any mental health professional who consults regularly with medical colleagues. When I am consulted for the impossible task of having to 'rule out conversion disorder, ' it will be good to know that this text is on my bookshelf."-- "Robert J. Gregory, M.D., Psychosomatics", "September 2003" "This book makes for interesting and useful reading. In this age of psychopharmacology, second-messenger systems, and gene expression, it is refreshing to be reminded that there still exists in psychiatry several disorders that cannot be adequately explained by receptor dysregulation, nor easily treated with a simple prescription. Because these disorders are still commonly seen, it would behoove practicing psychiatrists to review them thoroughly; this book serves that function well."-- "Doody Publishing", "October 2001" "This is a valuable addition to the existing literature.... The chapters are clearly written, with several case illustrations, and provide a helpful update of the literature."-- "Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics", "July/August 2002"

Contributorsp. ix
Introduction to the Review of Psychiatry Seriesp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Somatization Disorderp. 1
Evolution of Diagnostic Criteriap. 2
Epidemiologyp. 7
Clinical Featuresp. 8
Etiologic Considerationsp. 9
Differential Diagnosisp. 12
Evaluating the Patient with Somatization Disorderp. 13
Treatment Considerationsp. 16
Conclusionp. 20
Referencesp. 21
Hypochondriasisp. 27
Clinical Featuresp. 28
Theoretical Modelsp. 31
Treatment of Hypochondriasisp. 43
Conclusionp. 59
Referencesp. 60
Body Dysmorphic Disorderp. 67
Historyp. 67
Prevalencep. 68
Clinical Featuresp. 69
Etiology and Pathophysiologyp. 76
Relationship With Other Disordersp. 76
Diagnosisp. 80
Treatmentp. 81
Conclusionp. 88
Referencesp. 88
Conversion Disorderp. 95
Clinical Subtypesp. 97
Historyp. 101
Models of Symptom Generationp. 106
Functions Served by Conversion Symptomsp. 109
Associated Featuresp. 110
Epidemiology, Demographic Features, and Disease Coursep. 111
Comorbidityp. 114
Differential Diagnosisp. 115
Treatmentp. 117
Conclusionp. 121
Referencesp. 121
Factitious Disorderp. 129
Epidemiology and Etiologyp. 130
Diagnosisp. 133
Clinical Descriptionp. 134
Associated Featuresp. 139
Prevalencep. 140
Costsp. 145
Limitations of Current Approachesp. 146
Etiologyp. 149
Managementp. 152
Conclusionp. 157
Referencesp. 159
Afterwordp. 167
Indexp. 169
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781585620296
ISBN-10: 1585620297
Series: Review of Psychiatry
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st May 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.85  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.36