A mental health disorder where there are clear and present physical symptoms that are suggestive of a somatic disorder, but where there is no detectable organic damage or neurophysiological dysfunction.

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Chucky Charlie: Medical Student Syndrome
A 2 year Cohort Study of 71 medical students. School of Medicine University Malaysia Sabah.
Family Practice Notebook: Somatoform Disorder
Background information, pathophysiology, subclass list, and associated syndromes.
Medical Students' Disease
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia offers a description of this disorder also known as hypochondriasis of medical students.
Pseudoseizures or Somatoform Spells, Hysteroepilepsy or Somatoform
Examination of a new nomenclature which resembles epileptic seizures but which are in reality psychogenically induced.
Somatoform Disorder and Implicit Memory Bias (Ott et al, 2000)
Summary of a poster presentation examining experiments comparing two sets of individuals, one set with the disorder and the second being a healthy control group.
Somatoform Disorder: What It Is and How to Cope
Familydoctor.org offers an overview, describes causes, symptoms and possible treatments.
Somatoform Disorders
Psyweb.com offers a general definition of this disorder. Includes details on the various types.

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