[Somatoform disorders and their therapy].Ther Umsch. 1997 Jul; 54(7):405-9.TU
Somatoform disorders are frequent manifestations of psychosocial stress and present themselves in form of unexplained somatic symptoms. Diagnostics and treatment of somatoform disorders is mainly performed in order to uncover organic pathology. However, organic pathology could not be found, which leads to repeated investigations finally contributing to increase of health costs. Authors highlight pathogenesis of somatoform disorders, summarise the syndromes of this group of disorders and give recommendations as to management and treatment.