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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 40 (1998) 8, 492 - 497

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Somatoform disorders: Problems in diagnosis and results of treatment

J.P.C. Jaspers

In this article problems in the diagnosis and the effects of treatment of somatoform disorders are described. Diagnostic instruments are scarce. Cognitive behavioural therapy had positive effects in controlled studies. Other possiblities for treatment are hardly known.