Somatoform Disorder Specialists Sparks NV

Local resource for somatoform disorder specialists in Sparks. 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.

Lindell Philip Bradley, MD
2735 East Prater Way 4th Floor
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1988

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Steven Edward Holroyd, MD
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1993

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Yixiang Chen, MD
(775) 688-2075
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Fujian Med Coll, Fuzhou, Fujian Prov, China (242-33 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Howard Hale Henson, MD
(775) 688-1900
500 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.DARRYL MCCLINTOCK
(267) 258-3857
2655 Enterprise Road
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Roberta Schwartzman Lane, MD
975 Roberta Ln
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1983

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Wendy Freda Oliver, MD
(775) 828-4949
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1991

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Marion E Roudebush, MD
675 Parlanti Ln Spc 31
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Inder Bhanver, MD
1240 E 9th St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Edward Philip Case, MD
75 Pringle Way
Reno, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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