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The Diagnosis of Mental Disorders


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Chaturvedi, S., Desai, G., & Shaligram, D. (2006). Somatoform disorders, somatization and abnormal illness behaviour. International Review of Psychiatry, 18(1), 75-80. doi:10.1080/09540260500467087.

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Didie, E., Kelly, M., & Phillips, K. (2010). Clinical features of body dysmorphic disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 40(7), 310-316. doi:10.3928/00485713-20100701-03.

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Lipsitt, D., & Starcevic, V. (2006). Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Somatoform Disorders. Psychiatric Annals, 36(5), 341-348. Retrieved from PsycINFO database.

Magarinos, M., Zafar, U., Nissenson, K., & Blanco, C. (2002). Epidemiology and treatment of hypochondriasis. CNS Drugs, 16(1), 9-22. doi:10.2165/00023210-200216010-00002.

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Veale, D. (2010) Cognitive behavioral therapy for body dysmorphic disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 40(7), 333-340. doi:10.3928/00485713-20100701-06.

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