The Cold man. A clinical case of the cold sensation.

Salvatore Settineri, Filippo Tatì, Carmela Mento

Abstract


The lack of correlation between available knowledge and the current approach to Somatoform Disorders is highlighted.. Methods: the study, via the analysis of an unusual clinical case of an anomalous sensation of cold, examines various hypotheses on the physiopathology of somatization. Conclusions: a conceptualization would focus attention on the level of patients’ preoccupation with their symptoms, on the anomalies of the variations of perceptions and on patients’ hyperarousal. It could lead to a more harmonious position in psychiatry, between anthropologically-based understanding and interpretation of psychophysical information.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6092/2282-1619%2F2013.2.922

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