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Somatoform disorders and DSM-V: conceptual and political issues in the debate



Somatoform disorders and DSM-V: conceptual and political issues in the debate



Psychosomatics 47(4): 277-281



This article furthers the debate on the future of somatoform disorders by critically reviewing the relevant terminology and validity for the separate grouping and classification of these disorders. It is suggested that political pressures to change certain terms should be resisted, and that such changes should be made only if the alternatives have clear advantages.

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DOI: 10.1176/appi.psy.47.4.277


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