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Care of the Psychiatric Patient

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Define somatization disorder. According to the DSM-IV, it is a psychiatric condition characterized by multiple, recurrent physical complaints for which no organic basis can be found. The disorder begins before age 30 and is more common in females. Common physical complaints include vomiting, pain in the extremities, shortness of breath, amnesia, pain in the sexual […]

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