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somatoform pain disorder

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The prevalence of somatoform pain disorder is

Choose one answer.

a. 27%

b. 47%

c. 7%

d. 17%

e. 37%

In birmingham it says 47% at one place and 7% at anothe place

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  1. am searching for the same ...will keep you posted

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i think for somatisation disorder its 47% and for somatoform pain disorder its 7%. Correct me please, if i am wrong.

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Course material says somatoform pain disoder is 7%. Other evidence that says around 10-15%. I would stick with 7%.

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"Recent work indicates that the 6-month and lifetime prevalence is approximately 5 percent and 12 percent, respectively(Kaplan & Sadock)"..stick to 7 percent.

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8.9 to be precise but answer would be either 7 or 7 to 12

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okay

now this confusion arouse because of some papers that evaluated the prevalence according to the DSM 3 and most were following it until recently- it was around 37-47% at that time

 

with the application of the DSM4 the actual figures dropped as many dint fit the criteria- it dropped to between 7-15%

 

(don't know what will happen when they apply DSM5- lets wait and watch and hopefully clear the exam by then :) )

 

trust me and go for anything in that zone- 7 to 15% and you shouldn't be wrong!

 

cheers

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