Somatoform - Hypochondria

Somatoform describes patient symptoms that cannot be explained by physical findings or substantiated through medical testing. Since they cannot be explained physically, such symptoms are then assumed to be psychiatric in origin. Some organizations that may be helpful are found below.

Support Groups & Organizations

National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 301-443-4513
Fax: 301-443-4279
TollFree: 1-866-615-NIMH (6464)
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
URL: http://www.nimh.nih.gov

Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Rm 12-105 Parklawn Building
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-8956
Fax: 301-443-9050
URL: http://www.samhsa.gov/

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-485-1001
URL: http://www.adaa.org

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT)
305 7th Avenue, 16th floor
New York, NY 10001
URL: http://www.aabt.org

Freedom from Fear
308 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
URL: http://www.freedomfromfear.com

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Phone: 703-907-7300
URL: http://www.psych.org/index.cfm

American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5510
URL: http://www.apa.org

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF)
676 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
URL: http://www.ocfoundation.org