Somatoform Disorder Specialists Mankato MN

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Mankato. 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.

David Lambert Egli, MD
(801) 355-6082
PO Box 1373
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1972

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George Roger Sparhawk, MD
(507) 387-3195
1400 E Madison Ave Ste 352
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976

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Delmer Clifford Eggert, MD
(507) 385-3868
1400 E Madison Ave Ste 352
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Mankato Clinic Ltd; Psychiatric Clinic Of Mankato

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Dr.Delmer Eggert
(507) 345-6662
1400 Madison Avenue #338
Mankato, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1960
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert John Olson, MD
(507) 387-3195
120 Chancery Ln
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1986

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Tara L Buhl, MD
(507) 387-3195
1400 E Madison Ave Ste 352
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mark Raymond Hansen, MD
(507) 284-3789
235 Jaycee Ct Apt 207
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital Of Rochester, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Medical Ctr

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Susan Copp Pearson, MD
(507) 345-4433
112 Rosewood Dr
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Edward Sathoff
(507) 387-3195
1025 Marsh Street
Mankato, MN
Gender
M
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Mankato Psychiatric Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Julie Gerndt, MD
(503) 387-3195
1400 E Madison Ave Ste 352
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Mankato Clinic Ltd; Psychiatric Clinic Of Mankato

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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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