New Directions in the Treatment of Somatization

Robert L. Woolfolk, Lesley A. Allen, Jade E. Tiu

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In this article the authors present their model of treatment for somatization disorder and related syndromes. It begins with a brief history of somatization followed by a discussion of theory and research on medically unexplained symptoms. Finally, it describes in some detail the authors' psychosocial treatment for medically unexplained symptoms, which uses methods from both cognitive behavioral therapy and experiential emotion-focused therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-644
Number of pages24
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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