Somatoform Disorder Specialists Dover DE

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Dover. 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.

Azucena L Antaran Ausejo, MD
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1959

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Stephen John Cindrich, MD
(302) 674-2380
289 Pine Valley Rd
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gregory Villabona, MD
(302) 984-2302
720 Woodcrest Dr
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jung Hyeon Kim, MD
(302) 736-1320
740 S New St
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Gregory Villabona
(302) 672-7220
720 Woodcrest Drive
Dover, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Lillian Kraman Roach, MD
(302) 674-9188
846 Walker Rd
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1973

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Yvette Ketai Baker, MD
(317) 274-1224
707 Walker Rd
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mark S Borer, MD
(302) 674-2265
846 Walker Rd Ste 32-2
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Criselda Abad-Santos
(302) 730-4907
1006 West State College Road
Dover, DE
Gender
F
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Criselda C Abad Santos, MD
(302) 741-2067
162 Brandywine Dr
Dover, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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