HEALTHY LIVING
02/27/2013 02:09 pm ET Updated Apr 29, 2013

Somatic Syndrome Disorder Could Mislabel Sick As Mentally Ill

"A lot of people will be written off as crocks -- it's just in their head," said Dr. Allen Frances, who was chair of the task force that created the DSM-4 and professor emeritus of psychiatry at Duke University. "They won't get the medical work-up they need. A lot of times they diagnose it as depression and anxiety and they get stigmatized."

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