Somatoform Disorder Specialists Greensboro NC

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Greensboro. 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.

James E Manning IV, MD
(336) 282-3845
700 Walter Reed Dr
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gerald Dale Taylor, MD
(336) 852-4821
700 Walter Reed Dr
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1970

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Victor Hanna Morcos, MD
(336) 854-2391
236 S Elm St Ste E
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Aldo W Mell, MD
213 E Bessemer Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1951

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Janardhana Jonnalagadda, MD
(601) 984-5826
301 E Washington St
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thomas Ladd Henley, MD
Greensboro Obgyn Assoc Div 510 North Elam Avenue S
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1968

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Andraos N Nicola, MD
(336) 513-4200
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1953

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Keshavpal Reddy, MD
(336) 632-3505
522 N Elam Ave Ste 101
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Rowan Reg Med Ctr, Salisbury, Nc; Memorial Hospital Of Martinsvi, Martinsville, Va
Group Practice: Triad Psychiatric & Counseling

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Richard J Weintraub, MD
(781) 431-8686
520 N Elam Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1970

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Victor Hanna Morcos, MD
(336) 854-2391
2311 W Cone Blvd
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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