Somatoform Disorder Specialists Lorain OH

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Lorain. 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.

Michael L Seng, MD
(440) 960-5744
4000 Oberlin Ave Ste B
Lorain, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Community Health Partners, Lorain, Oh
Group Practice: A Starting Point

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Enrique Huerta, MD
(440) 233-7232
6140 S Broadway
Lorain, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Northcoast Behavior Hlth Sys, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Nord Center

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Lynn Marie Klimo, MD
(419) 334-6671
9080 Leavitt Rd
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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Theresa Krishnan, MD
(440) 748-7003
833 E Broad St
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Cynthia D Seng, MD
(440) 986-2600
9080 Leavitt Rd
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1984

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Lorraine Christian, MD
6140 S Broadway
Lorain, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joseph Patric Chozinski, MD
Sheffield Lake, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lalsingh P Rohira, MD
(440) 967-3182
347 Midway Blvd Ste 306
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kancherla Srinivasa Rao, MD
(440) 233-7232
135 Windbrook Ct
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Byong Jik Ahn, MD
(440) 324-5555
347 Midway Blvd Ste 110
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Korea Univ Coll Of Med, Chong-No-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
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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