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Somatization disorder:Comorbidity

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In somatization disorder there is usually co-morbidity with other psychological disorders, particularly mood disorders or anxiety disorders.[1]Lieb, Roselind; Meinlschmidt, Gunther; Araya, Ricardo. (2007). Epidemiology of the association between somatoform disorders and anxiety and depressive disorders: An update. Psychosomatic Medicine 69 (9): 860–863.</ref> Research also showed comorbidity between somatization disorder and personality disorder, especially antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, avoidant, and dependent personality disorder.[2]


  1. American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Forth Edition, Text Revision: DSM-IV-TR, 486–490, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
  2. Bornstein, Robert F; Gold, Stephanie H (2008). Comorbidity of personality disorders and somatization disorder: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 30 (2): 154–161.

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