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Abstract

While axes 1 and 2 syndromes of DSM-III should be referred to as psychopathological disability dimensions, axis 3 disorders should be seen as somatic disability syndromes, where the term disability covers the clinical symptoms resulting from an organic (somatic) disease. Feinstein (1987) has differentiated between an ailment-oriented index (disability which is the characteristic focus of attention in clinical care) and disorder-specific indices (where the clinical symptoms have diagnostic properties).

Keywords

Tension Headache Discriminant Function Analysis Somatic Disorder Personality Item Anginal Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Bech
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryFrederiksborg General HospitalHillerødDenmark

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