Somatoform Disorder Specialists Moberly MO

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Moberly. 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.

Syed Qaiser Rashid, MD
1501 Union Ave
Moberly, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Darbhanga Med Coll, Ln Mithila Univ, Laheriasarai, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1957

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Mitsi Faubion
1515 Union Ave
Moberly, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Michelle Birdsell
(913) 338-0400
4770 North Belleview
Gladstone, MO
Business
Kansas City Psychiatric Group
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, several others. NOT a medicare provider
Medicare Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Rush University
Medical School: Rush University College of Medicine,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Philip Farid Khoury, MD
(816) 523-0103
200 NE Missouri Rd Ste 302
Lees Summit, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Aileen Utley
(913) 788-7099
1010 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO
Gender
F
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Suzanne King
1513 Union Ave
Moberly, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Susan A Minchin MD
(314) 367-3050
1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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Jay Lawrence Meyer, MD
(314) 567-0200
777 S New Ballas Rd Ste 326W
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; St Johns Mercy Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Jay Meyer Inc

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Joy Sanson Ramos, MD
(314) 577-8726
40 N Kingshighway Blvd Apt 6H
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Parimal Patel
(314) 344-7770
12434 Lusher Road
Saint Louis, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: DEPAUL ST.JOSEPH
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, 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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