Epidemiological trial on somatoform disorders in neurology

Paolo M. Rossini, Gennaro Martino

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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