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Somatoform Disorders

American Family Physician: Somatoform Disorders

Article published in 2007 contains overview, practice recommendations, diagnosis, patient questionnaire, characteristics, treatment, and management strategies.

An Overview of Factitious Disorders

Cleveland Clinic article covers definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and prognosis. Includes Ganser and Munchausen Syndromes.

Case Report of Ganser Syndrome in a 14-year-old Girl

Presents background on the condition, patient presentation, hospitalizations and treatment, outcome, and authors' conclusions. Illness Anxiety Disorder

Offers plain-language information on what it is, causes, symptoms, treatment.

Factitious Disorder

Relates definition, DSM criteria, types, causes, symptoms, demographics, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.

KidsHealth: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

Information for parents includes what MBPS is, diagnosis, causes, what happens to the child, and getting help for the child and for the parent.

MedlinePlus: Conversion Disorder

Gives possible causes, common physical symptoms, examinations and tests, physical and psychological treatment, outlook, and alternative names.

Merck Manual: Somatoform and Factitious Disorders

Describes symptoms and behaviors, with additional information on body dysmorphic and conversion disorders, munchausen syndrome, and hypochondriasis.

Dr. Mark Feldman explores and explains Munchausen Syndrome, Factitious Disorder, Malingering, and Munchausen by Proxy.

NYU Langone Medical Center: Conversion Disorder

Furnishes definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Conversion Disorder.

Somatoform Disorder

Information on the disease, its effects, and treatment.

Top 10 Famous Hypochondriacs

Biographies include Marcel Proust, Andy Warhol, Hans Christian Andersen, Howard Hughes, and Tennessee Williams.

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