Somatoform Disorder Specialists Pendleton OR

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Pendleton. 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.

J Albert Baxter, MD
(541) 276-2622
125 SE Court Ave Ste 8
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1955

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Erum Syed Khaleeq, MD
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
Graduation Year: 1986

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Crispin L Juguilon Jr, MD
(541) 276-0810
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1991

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Utako Sekiya, MD
(541) 276-0810
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fujita-Gakuen Univ, Kutsukake, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
Graduation Year: 1984

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S Chandragiri
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

S Chandragiri, MD
(503) 561-5255
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Erum Khaleeq
(541) 276-0810
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Blue Mt. Recovery Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Marco Antonio Rancier, MD
(541) 278-0970
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Santo Domingo (Uasd), Fac De Cien Med, Santo Domingo
Graduation Year: 1958

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Charles Edgar Johnston, MD
(541) 276-0729
68619 Shaw Rd
Pilot Rock, OR
Specialties
Psychiatry, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Oregon Psychiatric Cen, Pendleton, Or; St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or
Group Practice: Pendleton Psychiatric Clinic

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Friedrich Miller
(541) 278-2558
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

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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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