Somatoform Disorder Specialists Idaho Falls ID

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Idaho Falls. 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.

Dr.Philip W. Girling
(208) 524-4953
2267 Teton Plz
Idaho Falls, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.8, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Dr.Richard A. New
(208) 552-0920
1522 Elk Creek Drive
Idaho Falls, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Bhc/Mtn View/Eirmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Kayne Kishiyama, MD
(208) 552-0920
1522 Elk Creek Dr
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Robert James Brock, MD
(208) 562-8369
2141 Coronado St
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided By:
Craig J Denny, MD
(775) 322-6462
1619 Curlew Dr
Ammon, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided By:
Grace M Cobiella, MD
(208) 227-2100
PO Box 2077
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry, Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Idaho Reg Med Ctr, Idaho Falls, Id
Group Practice: Eastern ID Regional Health Ctr

Data Provided By:
Mary Beth Ostrom, MD
(208) 785-1200
3645 Woodhaven Ln
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided By:
Douglas Kenneth Reilly, MD
(208) 528-8821
1970 E 17th St Ste 115
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Idaho Reg Med Ctr, Idaho Falls, Id
Group Practice: Douglas K Reilly Medical Offic

Data Provided By:
Philip William Girling, MD
(208) 524-4953
3760 Washington Pkwy
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided By:
Dean Ralph Ackley, MD
520 Maple St
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1956

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com