alexa Abstract | The Effect of Depression Comorbid with Somatization Disorder: An Empirical Investigation

Clinical Psychiatry
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Abstract

The present study investigated the effects of comorbid major depression in a sample of 175 patients diagnosed with somatization disorder (SD) as defined in DSM-IV. Comparisons were made between SD with current comorbid major depressive disorder and SD without current depression comorbidity. The data indicated that both a diagnosis of comorbid major depressive disorder and the presence of depression symptoms predicted greater disability and more impaired functioning. The results of the study are discussed and interpreted.

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Author(s): Robert Woolfolk L Lesley Allen

Keywords

somatization, Security disability, comorbid depression, Geriatric Psychiatry, Child Psychology, Bipolar Disorder, Addiction Psychiatry

 
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