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Approach to somatomorphic disorders in children. A case presentation

  • M.D. Ortega Garcia (a1), M.V. Marti Garnica (a1), S. Garcia Marin (a2), M.A. Lopez Bernal (a3), R. Gomez Martinez (a4), C. Martinez Martinez (a4) and P. Blanco del Valle (a5)...

Abstract

Description of clinical case

Patient 10-year-old pediatrics sent from service due to history of frequent admissions for recurrent abdominal pain. In the bypass request indicate that this is a patient of perfectionistic traits; detect dysfunctional family dynamics highlighting the rivalry in the phratry, and with an equal difficulty in the field. From 2010 to 2016, he has made more than 30 visits to hospital emergency combined intervention of psychiatry and psychology and multidisciplinary service available with a pediatric surgery and pediatrics is performed.

Exploration and complementary tests

From 2011 to 2016, it has made 44 blood tests, sonograms 9 full abdomen, abdominal renal scintigraphy without significant findings.

Diagnosis

F45.5 pain disorder.

Differential diagnosis

Symptoms due to a medical condition. Other symptoms substance-induced mental disorders: non-specific conversion disorder, pain disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, somatization disorder, simulation, factitious disorder, medical symptoms…

Conclusions

Psychosomatic disorders are one of the most common clinical forms of mental disorders in childhood and adolescence expression. Knowing the stages of development and operating characteristics. In clinical practice, mainly in primary care, tend to find an organic cause somatic complaints in children, so prevalence data and/or referral to specialized services vary depending on mental consulted sources is critical to understand the pathogenesis of these disorders.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their declaration of competing interest.

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Approach to somatomorphic disorders in children. A case presentation

  • M.D. Ortega Garcia (a1), M.V. Marti Garnica (a1), S. Garcia Marin (a2), M.A. Lopez Bernal (a3), R. Gomez Martinez (a4), C. Martinez Martinez (a4) and P. Blanco del Valle (a5)...

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Approach to somatomorphic disorders in children. A case presentation

  • M.D. Ortega Garcia (a1), M.V. Marti Garnica (a1), S. Garcia Marin (a2), M.A. Lopez Bernal (a3), R. Gomez Martinez (a4), C. Martinez Martinez (a4) and P. Blanco del Valle (a5)...
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