Somatoform Disorders: A Medicolegal Guide
Cambridge University Press, 2004-02-26
EAN 9780521811088, ISBN10: 0521811082
Hardcover, 268 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 1.6 cm
People with somatoform disorder (which used to be known as hysteria) present with a range of symptoms that typically last for years and can't be traced to a specific physical cause. Such symptoms may include frequent headaches; back pain; abdominal cramping and pelvic pain; pain in the joints, legs and arms; chest or abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal problems. This 2004 book is an in-depth, clinically orientated review of the somatoform disorders and related clinical presentations (such as chronic fatigue syndrome) and how they present in a medico-legal setting. It is aimed at both clinicians and lawyers who deal with injury claims where these disorders impact much more frequently than is generally recognised.
Review of the hardback: 'Trimble's literary references and clear, witty prose make this book easy and even entertaining to read ... the points he makes on somatoform disorders in general are of value to all practitioners, and his perspective on medical reports and expert evidence are of especial value.' Irish Medical Law and Ethics e-Bulletin