Somatoform Disorder Specialists Las Vegas NV

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Las Vegas. 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.

Bernice Glozek, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1958

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James Joseph Vilt, MD
(702) 251-8000
1701 W Charleston Blvd Ste 300
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1979

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William Gene Stone, MD
(702) 877-6000
1813 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1962

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Gilles Marc Desmarais, MD
(702) 737-7477
4550 W Oakey Blvd Ste 111
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Lesley Dickson
(702) 258-3415
2340 Paseo Del Prado # D307
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Scott Alvin Rubin, MD
(702) 380-8200
1800 Industrial Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1980

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Heber W Becker Jr, MD
(909) 981-0811
2450 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1961

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William Eric Sohr, MD
(702) 227-4165
2301 Paseo Del Prado Ste A201
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Karen L Cruey, MD
(702) 486-5750
2430 Paseo del Prado # D307
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Robert Horne
(702) 822-1188
2915 W Charleston Blvd # 4
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.6, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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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