Somatoform Disorder Specialists Mustang OK

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Mustang. 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.

Nilam Prakash Patel, MD
(405) 522-8100
8200 West I-40
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pramukh Swami Med Coll, Sardar Patel Univ, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lawrence Kent Kaczmarek, MD
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977

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Heather Kaye Geis, MD
2149 SW 59th St Ste 108
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ethan David Lindsey, MD
(405) 698-4000
10900 Abbeywood St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok
Group Practice: Professional Corp-Psychiatry

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Jennifer Michelle Morris, MD
(405) 495-6340
7530 NW 23rd St Ste 7
Bethany, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Ana Maria Bautista-Gutierrez
(405) 495-6340
7530 NW 23rd St # B
Bethany, OK
Gender
F
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Paul Hennessee Jr, MD
(405) 579-4111
12504 Crick Hollow Ct
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok
Group Practice: Ripperger & Assoc

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William Cody Holloway, MD
(405) 573-6602
4311 N Beaver Ave
Bethany, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2002

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James Melvin Gilbert, MD
(405) 495-6340
7530 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Julie Deanna Williams, MD
2129 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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