Somatoform and Factitious Disorders

Somatoform and Factitious Disorders

by Katharine A. Phillips
     
 

Beset by contradictions, somatoform and factitious disorders have an unusually long, rich, and colorful historical and clinical tradition. Yet, some of them have received only scant empirical investigation.

This book offers a broad and scholarly synthesis of the current knowledge—and controversies—about somatoform and factitious disorders. Here you'll

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Overview

Beset by contradictions, somatoform and factitious disorders have an unusually long, rich, and colorful historical and clinical tradition. Yet, some of them have received only scant empirical investigation.

This book offers a broad and scholarly synthesis of the current knowledge—and controversies—about somatoform and factitious disorders. Here you'll find up-to-date, clinically focused overviews of these intriguing and often difficult-to-treat disorders. Recognized experts present the latest findings along with insightful recommendations and illustrative case studies on somatization disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, conversion disorder, and factitious disorders.

Both concise and thorough, this extensively annotated volume clarifies the issues surrounding these fascinating disorders and offers practical guidance and recommendations, highlighting the pressing need for further research to improve patient care. As such, it will prove compelling reading for practicing psychiatrists and other physicians in any clinical setting who want to better understand the baffling complexities of these distressing disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585628025
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine A. Phillips, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Care and Director of Body Dysmorphic Disorder at Butler Hospital in Providence.

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