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Old 23rd October 2017, 02:55 PM   #191
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
There is no such thing as "several kinds of somatoform disorders". There is only one kind: one in which inexplicable symptoms have presented.
No, another just no.

Mirriam-Webster: somatoform disorder
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Medical Definition of somatoform disorder

any of a group of psychological disorders (as body dysmorphic disorder or hypochondriasis) marked by physical complaints for which no organic or physiological explanation is found and for which there is a strong likelihood that psychological factors are involved...
"Inexplicable" is a poor choice of words here. As for cause, there are multiple causes and related disorders.

Essentially the symptoms fall into related categories in that there is some sensation, pain or other and no correlating clinical findings.
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