publication . Article . 2015

The Association of Sensory Responsiveness with Somatic Symptoms and Illness Anxiety

Donja Rodic; A. Meyer; Roselind Lieb; Gunther Meinlschmidt;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, volume 23, pages 39-48 (issn: 1070-5503, eissn: 1532-7558, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Somatoform Disorders or Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders are a major public health problem.The pathophysiology underlying these disorders is not yet understood. The aim of this study was to explore if sensory responsiveness could contribute to a better understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying two key symptoms of Somatoform Disorders namely somatic symptoms and illness anxiety. We measured vibrotactile perception thresholds with the HVLab Perception Meter and examined their association with somatic symptoms illness anxiety and trait anxiety. A sample of 205 volunteers participated in the study. Sensory responsiveness was neither associated w...
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free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Somatic cell, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Sensory system, Health psychology, Public health, Clinical psychology, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Psychology
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