March 2019 By PsychDB.com

Pain Disorder

Obsolete DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis

This diagnosis no longer exists in the DSM-5. It has been replaced by Somatic Symptom Disorder.

Criterion A

Pain in 1 or more anatomical sites is the predominant focus of the clinical presentation and is of sufficient severity to warrant clinical attention.

Criterion B

The pain causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Criterion C

Psychological factors are judged to have an important role in the onset, severity, exacerbation, or maintenance of the pain.

Criterion D

The symptom or deficit is not intentionally produced or feigned (as in factitious disorder or malingering).

Criterion E

The pain is not better accounted for by a mood, anxiety, or psychotic Disorder and does not meet criteria for dyspareunia.