Somatic Symptom Disorder

Somatic Symptom Disorder

The condition in which person focus more intensely on physical factors like pain and fatigue. Somatic symptoms disorder may associate with emotional distress. Sometime this condition resolves on its own but sometime it required treatment.


Signs and symptoms of somatic symptoms disorder include:Somatic Symptoms Disorder Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Pain sensation
  • Heart diseases
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty in concentration

Following factors are associated with somatic symptoms disorder:

  • Decrease awareness of problems about emotions
  • Genetic mutations
  • Family influence
  • Biological factors
  • Learned behavior due to any circumstances

After taking detailed history about your signs and symptoms your doctor might recommend the following tests for diagnosis:

  • Blood test to check the complete blood count
  • Conducting psychological evaluations
  • DSM-5 criteria for such conditions
  • Psychological self-assessment form

The focus of treatment is to reduce the signs and symptoms of disorder, treatment options include:

  • Psychotherapy to improve the physical symptoms
  • Medications like anti-depressants and anxiolytics works better in this condition
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

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