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[Classification and epidemiology of psychosomatic disorders in children and adolescents].

Authors
  • Steinhausen, H C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
38
Issue
6
Pages
195–200
Identifiers
PMID: 2788884
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the introduction classification of socalled "psychosomatic" disorders in ICD-9 and DSM-III are critically reviewed and supplemented by the author's proposal. Furthermore, main findings coming from international epidemiological research on diseases usually involving tissue damage (bronchial asthma, peptic ulcer, neurodermatitis) and the eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity) are reported. Findly, some conclusions with regard to treatment of the afflicted clientele and research are drawn.

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