Pain Somatoform Disorder Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 04, 2013
  • Author: Dolores Protagoras-Lianos, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

See the list below:

  • Malingering or factitious disorder

  • Pain disorder associated with a general medical condition: A general medical condition has a major role in the onset, severity, exacerbation, or maintenance of the pain. If psychological factors are present, they are not judged to have a major role.

  • Pain secondary to undiagnosed medical condition

  • Associated disorders (ie, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder)

Differential Diagnoses