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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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SCHADE Y, Nieves; GONZALEZ C, Angélica; BEYEBACH, Mark  and  TORRES C, Patricio. Somatoform disorder in primary health care: Psycho-social characteristics and results of a familiar counseling proposal. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2010, vol.48, n.1, pp.20-29. ISSN 0717-9227.

The article describes the psychosocial characteristics of patients with somatization disorder and the results of a family counseling proposal, applied by the primary care health equipment. The objective of the counseling was that the patients recovered their personal skills, that allow them to take control or the solution of their problems, and they could act independently. Method: The sample was constituted by 128 patients from seven centers of primary attention health of the Bío-Bío Region. Results show that the main patient complaint is related to the family and the application was successful for 75% of the cases. Discussion: The results are discussed in relation to their limitations and future projections.

Keywords : Somatization disorder; family counseling; primary care health.

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