Epidemiological trials on Somatoform Disorders (SD) have been recently performed among general practitioners and common population. Such interest is mainly triggered by the elevated Social cost of such pathology. Only few trials have been carried out among specialists In neuropsychiatry. Aim of the present investigation is two fold: 1. to assess the incidence of S. D. in neurological clinical practice, and 2. to assess the incidence of comorbidity between S. D. and neurological diseases. The Diagnostic System of Somatoform Disorders as developed and validated by the World Health Organisation will be used as diagnosed tool. This system consists of three different scales: the Screener, the Checklist and the Interview. Patients of a neurological hospital ward will be-ênroiled in the study.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology