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.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW210
Diagnosis: Somatic Symptom Disorder
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Age Onset: adolescence
Brain Area:
Symptoms: medical problems, not explained by medicalcause, with excessive worry about the conditions, false pregnancies, mass hysteria,
Progression: psychogenic urinary retention
Medications: antidepressants
Therapies: CBT may help reduce stress, cope with preoccupation with symptoms, physical symptoms, depression, improve quality of life


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