Somatic Symptom Disorder
Somatic symptom disorder involves a person having a significant focus on physical symptoms, such as pain, weakness or shortness of breath, that results in major distress and/or problems functioning. The individual has excessive thoughts, feelings and behaviors relating to the physical symptoms.
Wiki Number: PW210
Diagnosis: Somatic Symptom Disorder
Age Onset: adolescence
Symptoms: medical problems, not explained by medicalcause, with excessive worry about the conditions, false pregnancies, mass hysteria,
Progression: psychogenic urinary retention
Therapies: CBT may help reduce stress, cope with preoccupation with symptoms, physical symptoms, depression, improve quality of life
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- Assessing Functional Impairment in Youth: Development of the Adolescent Life Interference Scale for Internalizing Symptoms (ALIS-I)by Carolyn A Schniering on October 16, 2021
This study described the psychometric properties of a self-report measure of functional impairment related to anxiety and depression in adolescents, the Adolescent Life Interference Scale for Internalizing symptoms (ALIS-I). A clinical sample of 266 adolescents and a community sample of 63 adolescents, aged 11 to 18 years (Mean = 14.7, SD = 1.71) completed the ALIS-I and additional measures assessing internalizing problems. Exploratory factor analyses indicated four distinct but correlated...
- Ecological momentary assessment of mood and movement with bipolar disorder over time: Participant recruitment and efficacy of study methodsby Norm O'Rourke on October 15, 2021
CONCLUSION: BADAS study methods demonstrates the utility of ecological momentary assessment in longitudinal psychiatric research.
- Network Analysis of Neurobehavioral and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms One Year after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Veterans Affairs TBI Model Systems Studyby Daniel Wesley Klyce on October 15, 2021
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often experienced under stressful circumstances that can lead to both symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and neurobehavioral symptoms of brain injury. There is considerable symptom overlap in the behavioral expression of these conditions. Psychometric network analysis is a useful approach to investigate the role of specific symptoms in connecting these two disorders and is thus well-suited to explore their interrelatedness. This study applied network...
- Pregabalin augmentation of antidepressants in major depression - results from a European multicenter studyby Markus Dold on October 15, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that add-on pregabalin is particularly administered in more severe/difficult-to-treat MDD conditions, whereas no association between the prescription of adjunctive pregabalin and comorbid anxiety symptoms could be determined.