Giugno 2004 - Volume XXIII - numero 6

Medico e Bambino


Focus

I disturbi somatoformi

RENATA ALIVERTI

Unità Operativa di Neuropsichiatria Infantile, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste

SOMATOFORM DISORDERS: THE NEED FOR COLLABORATION BETWEEN PAEDIATRICIANS AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Key words: Somatoform disorders, Adolescent, Assessment, Rehabilitative approach

Our current understanding of somatoform disorders and their consequences is limited. The article defines the concept of paediatric and adolescent somatoform disorder and presents a model for case management based on the collaboration between mental health professionals and primary health care professionals. The need for careful assessment, precise criteria for diagnosis and cognitive-behavioral rehabilitative approach are emphasised. Better understanding of these disorders can promote early diagnosis and timely treatment, improve the quality of life and prevent unfavourable outcomes.

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R. Aliverti I disturbi somatoformi. Medico e Bambino 2004;23(6):373 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0406_367.pdf


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