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Prediction Rule for Identifying Somatizing Patient

Purpose:

To screen a patient for somatizing behavior using the screening model of Smith et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

F45

Description:

Smith et al developed a model for identifying  a patient who is potentially somatizing. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from an evaluation for somatization behavior. The authors are from Michigan State University in East Lansing.

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