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Question counselling in a child with somatoform disorder

i was going through the cases and was wondering if in the CS exam there is a case of a child with somatoform disorder or malingering ?
How do we counsel the mother then?

Do you guys have an idea how to do that?
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Malingering or somatoform disorder should be at the bottom of your list of possible differentials, you shouldn't be counseling the mother about it as it's a remote a diagnosis (diagnosis of exclusion).

You can just say malingering or psychologic origin of symptoms is a possibility and we need to further investigations to find out the cause.

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i was going through the cases and was wondering if in the CS exam there is a case of a child with somatoform disorder or malingering ?
How do we counsel the mother then?

Do you guys have an idea how to do that?
If its top of your differentials , I would definitely ask about school performance, outside activities, friends, domestic child abuse and bullying.
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