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Most often encountered are somatized disorder (F45.0), somatoform vegetative dysfunction (F45.3) and chronic somatoform pain disorder (F45.4).
In another study, STPP was significantly better than supportive therapy for functional dyspepsia, and in patients with chronic somatoform pain disorder, Norwegian researchers found STPP more beneficial to an untreated control group than randomization, Dr.
Patients with chronic pain often meet criteria for one or more of the somatoform diagnoses, especially somatoform pain disorder. These diagnoses, however, are not very helpful as guides to the treatment of chronic pain.