Somatoform Disorder Specialists Bartlesville OK

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Bartlesville. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to somatoform disorder specialists, as well as advice and content on somatoform ailments, psychologists, and psychosomatic diseases.

Kyle Leslie Stewart, MD
(918) 335-1616
3400 E Frank Phillips Blvd Ste 402
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok

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Mary Elizabeth Weare, MD
(918) 336-3277
300 S Wyandotte Ave
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok
Group Practice: Psychiatric Resources

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Psychological Services Of Bartlesville
(918) 331-9646
1366 SE Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK
Industry
Psychologist

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Fisher Laura Phd Psycholgst
(918) 336-7090
415 S Dewey Ave
Bartlesville, OK
Industry
Psychologist

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Mark D Gage, DO
(918) 671-9274
6104 E 105th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Mary Weare
(918) 336-3277
300 South Wyandotte Avenue
Bartlesville, OK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Stewart Kyle Md
(918) 335-1616
3400 E Frank Phillips Blvd
Bartlesville, OK

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Weare Mary E Md
(918) 336-3277
300 S Wyandotte Ave
Bartlesville, OK
Industry
Psychologist

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Yan Feng, MD
(843) 792-2123
7005 Trenton Rd
Nichols Hills, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Beijing Med Univ, Beijing, Beijing, China
Graduation Year: 1989

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Heather Kaye Geis, MD
2149 SW 59th St Ste 108
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985

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Accurate Diagnosis First Step in Treating Somatoform Disorders

All patients with chronic physical pain are not alike and shouldn't be treated the same. That's the basis of this article on somatoform disorders. Somatoform disorders refer to aches and pains that are amplified (blown out of proportion) because of underlying psychologic or emotional distress. Vague complaints of muscle or joint pain, fatigue, stomach problems, numbness and tingling, headaches, and so on are typical physical complaints associated with somatoform disorders. But despite all medical tests and lab work ordered, the physician is unable to find anything wrong. Treatment is general, rather than specific to the problem.

Somatoform disorders include a number of different problems all placed in this one category. These include somatization disorder, conversion disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, and factitious disorder. The common feature of all these disorders is symptom amplification. The main symptom is usually, but not always, pain. The lack of any evidence that there's anything physically wrong to explain these disorders has led some experts to suggest dropping somatoform disorders as a real diagnosis.

But that's where the authors of this article differ. They suggest that there's a definite need to look deeper and not only find ways to diagnose these problems but also to treat each one specifically. That's a concept they refer to as diagnosis-specific and patient specific treatment. And after briefly describing each condition, they offer some treatment guidelines with the hope that someday we will have specific guidelines for each different disorder, rather than general management techniques.

Health care professionals, especially psychologists and psychiatrists, depend on a publication put out by the American Psychiatric Association called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual or DSM as it is more commonly referred to. The DSM includes criteria for each somatoform disorder such as signs and symptoms and known causes or risk factors. In addition to a brief review of each disorder, the authors added an extensive table comparing each disorder and offering physicians some treatment guidelines for each one.

Here's a brief summary of the main disorders. Somatization disorder includes vague reports of pain, gastrointestinal problems, sexual problems, and symptoms that suggest a neurologic problem but with no identifiable cause. The problems described by patients last for years and no medical condition can be found to explain them. Conversion disorder describes neurologic symptoms (e.g., numbness, paralysis, blindness, unable to speak) in response to mental, psychologic, and/or emotional stress. Usually, there is a conflict or stress that occurs just prior to the conversion taking place. In the past, conversion was referred to as hysteria. Women are affected more often than men (2:1 ratio).

Most people are familiar with the term hypochondriac -- someone who is always sick, afrai...

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