Somatic Symptom Disorder
Somatic symptom disorder involves a person having a significant focus on physical symptoms, such as pain, weakness or shortness of breath, that results in major distress and/or problems functioning. The individual has excessive thoughts, feelings and behaviors relating to the physical symptoms.
Wiki Number: PW210
Diagnosis: Somatic Symptom Disorder
Age Onset: adolescence
Symptoms: medical problems, not explained by medicalcause, with excessive worry about the conditions, false pregnancies, mass hysteria,
Progression: psychogenic urinary retention
Therapies: CBT may help reduce stress, cope with preoccupation with symptoms, physical symptoms, depression, improve quality of life
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- Olanzapine for the treatment of somatic symptom disorder: Biobehavioral processes and clinical implicationsby Calogero Crapanzano on January 24, 2022
- Chronic mild stress paradigm as a rat model of depression: facts, artifacts, and future perspectivesby Tatyana Strekalova on January 24, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: We propose methodological revisions and the use of more advanced behavioral tests to refine the rat CMS paradigm, which offers a valuable tool for developing new antidepressant medications.
- Persistent SOMAtic symptoms ACROSS diseases - from risk factors to modification: scientific framework and overarching protocol of the interdisciplinary SOMACROSS research unit (RU 5211)by Bernd Löwe on January 22, 2022
INTRODUCTION: Persistent somatic symptoms (PSS) are highly prevalent in all areas of medicine; they are disabling for patients and costly for society. The subjective symptom burden often correlates poorly with the underlying disease severity, and patients' needs for effective treatment are far from being met. Initial evidence indicates that, in addition to disease-specific pathophysiological processes, psychological factors such as expectations, somatosensory amplification and prior illness...
- Predictors of Symptom-Specific Treatment Response to Dietary Interventions in Irritable Bowel Syndromeby Esther Colomier on January 21, 2022
(1) Background: Predictors of dietary treatment response in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remain understudied. We aimed to investigate predictors of symptom improvement during the low FODMAP and the traditional IBS diet for four weeks. (2) Methods: Baseline measures included faecal Dysbiosis Index, food diaries with daily energy and FODMAP intake, non-gastrointestinal (GI) somatic symptoms, GI-specific anxiety, and psychological distress. Outcomes were bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and pain...