Somatoform Disorders: A Medicolegal Guide

Somatoform Disorders: A Medicolegal Guide

by Michael Trimble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521811082

ISBN-13: 9780521811088

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an in-depth, clinically oriented review of the somatoform disorders and related clinical manifestations (such as chronic fatigue syndrome) and how they appear in a medico-legal setting. People with somatoform disorders present a range of symptoms that typically last for years and can't be traced to a specific physical cause. Such symptoms may range from

Overview

This book is an in-depth, clinically oriented review of the somatoform disorders and related clinical manifestations (such as chronic fatigue syndrome) and how they appear in a medico-legal setting. People with somatoform disorders present a range of symptoms that typically last for years and can't be traced to a specific physical cause. Such symptoms may range from frequent headaches to gastrointestinal problems. The volume is aimed at clinicians and lawyers who deal with injury claims where these disorders impact much more frequently than generally recognized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521811088
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Historical overview; 2. Classification and the somatoform disorders; 3. Clinical presentations; 4. Malingering; 5. Memory in a medicolegal context; 6. Assessment, treatment and prognosis; 7. Somatoform disorders in a medicolegal context; 8. Mechanisms; 9. Causation and the question of consciousness; Appendix: Civil procedure rules Part 35; Index.

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