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Type: Thesis
Title: Identification and management of somatization in the primary care setting, in terms of illness behaviour and risk of psychiatric illness / Janice Patricia Scicchitano.
Author: Scicchitano, Janice Patricia
Issue Date: 2000
School/Discipline: Dept. of Psychiatry
Dept. of General Practice
Abstract: A study of the phenomenon of somatization as it occurs in the primary care setting. The phenomenon was studied in terms of aspects of illness behaviour and risk of psychiatric morbidity. It is suggested that abnormal illness behaviour in the form of somatization may be an important factor in the non-recognition of mild non-psychotic psychiatric illness in the primary care setting. The results of the study indicate that an assessment of the patients' attitudes and beliefs about symptoms, and an exploration of psychosocial issues, may lead to a better understanding of why the patients have sought help, and may lead to early identification and appropriate treatment of somatizing behaviour and the psychiatric morbidity underlying such behaviour.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Depts. of Psychiatry and General Practice, 2001
Subject: Somatization disorder.
Family medicine.
Primary care (Medicine)
Mental illness Diagnosis.
Description: Bibliography: leaves 233-306.
xvii, 306 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
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