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Epidemiology of the association between somatoform disorders and anxiety and depressive disorders : an update

Lieb, R. and Meinlschmidt, G. and Araya, R.. (2007) Epidemiology of the association between somatoform disorders and anxiety and depressive disorders : an update. Psychosomatic medicine, 69, 9. pp. 860-863.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To review the available epidemiological evidence on associations between somatoform disorders with anxiety and depressive disorders. RESULTS: Clinical and population-based studies have found that the co-occurrence of some types of somatoform disorders (e.g., somatization disorder, somatic-symptom-index (SSI)4,6, and pain disorder) and anxiety and depressive disorders is common. These findings may suggest either a causal relationship between these disorders or that they share some common etiological factors. For other forms of somatoform disorders, empirical evidence about co-occurrence is even thinner or not available at all, especially from non-western settings. CONCLUSION: Some implications of how these findings, or the absence of them, can help us understand better the etiology of somatoform disorders and improve the classification of mental disorders as a whole are discussed.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Epidemiologie (Lieb)
07 Faculty of Psychology
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie
UniBasel Contributors:Meinlschmidt, Gunther and Lieb, Roselind
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0033-3174
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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