Somatization disorder Briquets syndrome ICD F450

In this disorder, patients repeatedly consult their doctors about a variety of physical symptoms, in different body systems, for which no organic cause can be found. Patients often have very thick notes, with repeated consultation of a number of specialties. The disorder is a chronic one that fluctuates over a period of several years, usually beginning in early adult life, and affecting women more often than men. Most patients have severe social or interpersonal problems, and there may be coexisting depression, anxiety, and personality disorder. History of adverse upbringing, including deprivation or abuse or both, is usual. Management is extremely difficult. Harm minimization through liaison with the patient's GP to try to avoid excessive referrals and invasive and possibly harmful procedures may be the most realistic option.

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