Die somatoforme schmerzstörung als traumafolge

Translated title of the contribution: Somatoform pain disturbance as the result of trauma

N. Schmelzer-Schmied, P. Henningsen, M. Schiltenwolf

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Orthopedic specialists and emergency surgeons are often confronted with somatoform disorders, which can be the result of traumatization, and they frequently do not recognize this. A combination of pain and several other physical symptoms is typical for somatization, and in these circumstances a psychosocial history should be elicited as a precaution before an elective operation is considered. Recognition of somatization with subsequent referral to more appropriate professional care (e.g., center for multimodal pain therapy, psychosomatic clinic) is crucial. We describe an interesting and instructive case, which it is hoped will help practitioners to recognize such patients and deal with their cases in the correct manner.

Translated title of the contributionSomatoform pain disturbance as the result of trauma
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1265-1268
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


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