Somatoform Disorder Specialists Bentonville AR

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Bentonville. 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.

Ester Arejola Salvador, MD
(479) 273-9088
3208 SW Orchard Way
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Guidance Ctr Inc

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Dr.WILLIAM MCCOLLUM
(479) 621-8600
201 North 36th Street
Rogers, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Stephen Dollins
(479) 633-8000
324 North 2nd Street
Rogers, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Edwin Carroll Jones, MD
501-750-2020 x216
PO Box 6430
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Donnie Joe Holden
(479) 750-1151
801 Carlton Street
Springdale, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Vista Health
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jeffrey Lewis Tate, MD
(479) 271-6511
5311 Village Pkwy
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1979

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William Edward Mc Collum, MD
(479) 621-8600
201 N 36th St
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Henry Gale, MD
(870) 868-4287
2400 S 48th St
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1960

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Travis Wayne Jenkins, MD
(501) 750-2020
PO Box 6430
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1966

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Donald Gene Clay, MD
(479) 750-2020
2466 S 48th St
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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