Somatoform Disorder Specialists Jonesboro GA

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Jonesboro. 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.Leo Noragbon
(770) 310-8749
728 Nightwind Way
Jonesboro, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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William Jay Klopstock, MD
(770) 471-2663
213 Arrowhead Blvd Ste H
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga

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Cecile J Pasion Bregman, MD
(770) 991-8520
11 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1978

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Steven Brian Taylor, MD
1297 Mount Zion Rd
Morrow, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1996

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Merline Plunkett Mc Lain, MD
145 Glengary Ct
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Cetec, Sch Of Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep (Closed 1984)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Narendra K R Nagareddy, MD
(770) 603-8838
250 Arrowhead Blvd
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kurnool Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Kurnool, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; Henry Med Ctr, Stockbridge, Ga
Group Practice: Psychiatric Assoc Of Atlanta

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Deen Bandhu Chandora, MD
(770) 477-8102
853 Battlecreek Rd
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: S P Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1965

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Elmer Hilton Harden Jr, MD
(770) 991-8520
11 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1973

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Amar Jit Singh, MD
(757) 481-6000
425 Forest Pkwy
Forest Park, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Brian Kenneth Long, MD
(315) 782-7445
1265 Highway 54 West South
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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