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- Somatization disorder: incidence
- Somatization disorder: prevalence
- Somatization disorder: morbidity
- Somatization disorder: mortality
- Somatization disorder: racial distribution
- Somatization disorder: age distribution
- Somatization disorder: sex distribution
Somatization disorder is uncommon in the general population. It is thought to occur in 0.2% to 2% of females, and 0.2% of males. Research showed cultural differences in prevalence of somatization disorder. For example, somatization disorder and symptoms were found to be significantly more common in Puerto Rico.
Somatization disorder is about two times more common among women than men. There is usually co-morbidity with other psychological disorders particularly mood or anxiety disroders. According to the DSM-IV, the disorder has a lifetime prevalence of 0.2% in males and 0.2% to 2% in females. This condition is chronic and has a poor prognosis
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- ↑ Canino, Glorisa; Bird, Hector; Rubio-Stipec, Maritza; Bravo, Milagros. (2000). The epidemiology of mental disorders in the adult population of Puerto Rico. Revista Interamericana de Psicologia. 34 (1X): 29–46.