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Chapter 16. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Lorin Scher, M.D.; Peter Knudsen, M.D.; Martin Leamon, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585625031.008993

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The 6th Edition Textbook revision of this chapter has combined diagnoses that were previously included in three different chapters, in keeping with the updated organization of DSM-5. The authors would like to acknowledge and thank the authors of the chapters in previous editions of this textbook that provided the framework for this updated chapter. Sean H. Yutzy, M.D., and Brooke S. Parish, M.D., provided the previous Somatoform Disorders material. Martin Leamon, M.D., and his colleagues contributed the foundation for the Factitious Disorder section. Much of the material included for Psychological Factors Affecting Other Medical Conditions stems from the 5th Edition Textbook chapter by James Levenson, M.D., and readers are referred to that text for a more thorough discussion of the topic than is included in the current edition.

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