somatoform disorder

noun

so·​ma·​to·​form disorder ˈsō-mət-ə-ˌfȯrm-, sə-ˈmat-ə- How to pronounce somatoform disorder (audio)
: somatic symptom disorder
And when a patient denies depression but has symptoms of hypochondriasis, somatoform disorder, or even chronic fatigue, one also considers treatment with antidepressants.Paul D. Trautman and Valentina M. Vielma, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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“Somatoform disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatoform%20disorder. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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