Definitions for "Somatoform disorders"
conditioning involving physical complaints or disabilities without the corresponding physical pathology.
Syndromes characterized by prominent somatic (bodily) symptoms as their central problem.
Disorders in which physical symptoms suggest a physical problem but have no known physiological cause; they are therefore believed to be linked to psychological conflicts and needs but not voluntarily assumed. Examples are somatization disorder (Briquet's syndrome), conversion disorder, pain disorder, hypochondriasis.