International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023 | Rating: 5.7 / 10


A Study of Stress, Coping and Personality in Somatoform Disorder

Dr. Shraddha Soni [2] | Dr. Mukund. P. Murke | Dr. Vidyut Khandewale | Dr. Ajay Balki [2]


Abstract: Background: A cross - sectional, observational study including sample size of 100 patients diagnosed as case of Somatoform disorder as per DSM - 5 with study duration of 5 months. Present study attempts to identify the role of stress, various coping strategies adopted by the individual to cope with stress and personality traits affecting above two factors in patients of Somatoform disorder. Material and method: Patients diagnosed as Somatoform disorder as per DSM - 5 were evaluated using these tools - Subscales of the Coping Strategy Inventory, Perceived Stress Scale, The Personality Inventory for DSM - 5 Brief form. Results and Conclusion: Maximum patients reported presence of acute stressor, reported high perceived stress score, emotion focused disengagement was seen as pre - dominant coping strategy. Negative affect was the predominant personality trait.


Keywords: Coping strategy, personality, somatoform disorder


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 12 - 14



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