Somatoform pain disorder is pain that is severe enough to disrupt a person's everyday life.
The pain is like that of a physical disorder, but no physical cause is found. The pain is thought to be due to psychological problems.
The pain that people with this disorder feel is real. It is not created or faked on purpose (malingering).
In the past, this disorder was thought to be related to emotional stress. The pain was often...Read more
All patients with chronic physical pain are not alike and shouldn't be treated the same. That's the basis of this article on somatoform disorders.... Read more »