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Mini Quiz: Assessment of Malingering
The reported severity of the complaints in this patient appears grossly out of proportion given gathered information and clinical observations. What's your diagnosis?
6 Psychotherapy Questions for Medically Ill Patients
A brief psychosocial tool that offers compassionate, tailored care using existential neuroscience, a new perspective for conducting bedside psychotherapy.
Challenges in Assessing and Managing Malingering, Factitious Disorder, and Related Somatic Disorders
Reporting of symptoms that are beyond available medical evidence is a central feature of malingering and related conditions, making the clinical differentiation of these disorders a challenge.
Somatoform and Related Disorders: An Update
Potentially over-inclusive DSM-5 diagnostic categories for somatic disorders can result in a confusing overlap of criteria. These authors sort through the challenges of the differential diagnosis—and map out a well-structured treatment plan.
Update on Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
The authors take an in-depth look at the evaluation, diagnosis, and fundamental treatment recommendations, protocols, and guides to therapy for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment of Somatizing Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Although the somatizing disorders cover a vast array of symptomatic domains across many medical specialties, this article addresses the broad topic conceptually.
Addressing Psychosomatic Illness in the Elderly: Integrated Care
The need to integrate psychiatric treatment with somatic care puts psychosomatic medicine in a unique position to focus on older patients who would not otherwise seek specialized treatment.
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