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Somatoform Disorders : A Medicolegal Guide - Michael R. Trimble

Somatoform Disorders

A Medicolegal Guide

Paperback

Published: 17th February 2011
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People with somatoform disorder (which used to be known as hysteria) present with a range of symptoms that typically last for years and can't be traced to a specific physical cause. Such symptoms may include frequent headaches; back pain; abdominal cramping and pelvic pain; pain in the joints, legs and arms; chest or abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal problems. This 2004 book is an in-depth, clinically orientated review of the somatoform disorders and related clinical presentations (such as chronic fatigue syndrome) and how they present in a medico-legal setting. It is aimed at both clinicians and lawyers who deal with injury claims where these disorders impact much more frequently than is generally recognised.

Review of the hardback: 'Trimble's literary references and clear, witty prose make this book easy and even entertaining to read ... the points he makes on somatoform disorders in general are of value to all practitioners, and his perspective on medical reports and expert evidence are of especial value.' Irish Medical Law and Ethics e-Bulletin
Review of the hardback: 'The book brilliantly brings historical perspectives and up-to-date evidence together. Trimble's work is remarkably intellectual.' Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Review of the hardback: 'This is a superb book by a well-known expert, clearly written with an enormous amount of information packed into this slim volume. Do not be misled by the title, this is not a step-by-step how-to book, but rather a systematic review grounded in historical, theoretical, phenomenological, and philosophical scholarship. A lifetime of experience and wisdom underlie this book ...' Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Preface
Acknowledgements
Historical overview
Classification and the somatoform disorders
Clinical presentations
Malingering
Memory in a medicolegal context
Assessment, treatment and prognosis
Somatoform disorders in a medicolegal context
Mechanisms
Causation and the question of consciousness
Appendix: Civil procedure rules Part 35
Index
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ISBN: 9780521169257
ISBN-10: 0521169259
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 17th February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45