March 2019 By PsychDB.com

Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder

Obsolete DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis

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

Criterion A

1 or more physical complaints (e.g. - fatigue, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal or urinary complaints).

Criterion B

Either:

  1. After appropriate investigation, the symptoms cannot be fully explained by a known general medical condition or the direct effects of a substance (e.g. - a drug of abuse, a medication)
  2. When there is a related general medical condition, the physical complaints or resulting social or occupational impairment is in excess of what would be expected from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings

Criterion C

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

Criterion D

The duration of the disturbance is at least 6 months.

Criterion E

The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., another somatoform disorder, sexual dysfunction, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, or psychotic disorder).

Criterion F

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