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On the Genesis of Somatization Disorder: The Role of the Medical Profession

On the Genesis of Somatization Disorder: The Role of the Medical Profession

Medical Hypotheses 43(3): 151-154

The development of somatization disorder is supported by the way physicians focus on somatic complaints but fail to effectively diagnose and relieve them if a specific anatomic or biochemical lesion is not found. This inadequate treatment of somatizing patients may related to the focus of medical teaching as well as male skills, styles and vulnerabilities.

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PMID: 7815967

DOI: 10.1016/0306-9877(94)90141-4

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