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Somatic Syndrome

Abstract: What is the somatic syndrome? When do we say that someone suffers from it?

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Somatic Syndrome

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Written by: Petros Skapinakis, MD, MPH, PhD, lecturer of Psychiatry in the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece. Eva Gerasi, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 31 Jul 2008.

What is the somatic syndrome? When do we say that someone suffers from it?

Answer:

The somatic syndrome is considered present when more than four of the following features are present:
  • Anhedonia (feeling unhappy)
  • Loss of reactivity (loss of emotional reactivity to normally pleasurable surroundings and events)
  • Early waking (>2 hours early)
  • Psychomotor retardation or agitation
  • Marked loss of appetite
  • Weight loss >5% of body mass in one month
  • Loss of libido
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