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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 166-172

Life Events and Somatoform Disorders

1 Additional Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, P. B.NO.2900, Bangalore-560 029, India
2 Associate Professor of Bio-statistics, NIMHANS, P. B.NO.2900, Bangalore-560 029, India

Correspondence Address:
C R Chandrashekhar
Additional Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, P. B.NO.2900, Bangalore-560 029
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Presumptive Stressful Life Events Scale (PSLES) was administered to 69 physically ill, 23 patients with somatoform disorders and 45 patients with psychiatric disorders other than somatoform disorders who sought medical help in primary health care settings. The 137 patients were cluster analysed in orderto obtain the patterns of distribution of 39 life events. Five clusters emerged. All the patients in cluster Vhad somatoform disorders and life events had a significant occurrence and discrimination.



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