Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by an extreme focus on physical symptoms — such as pain or fatigue — that causes major emotional distress and problems functioning. You may or may not have another diagnosed medical condition associated with these symptoms, but your reaction to the symptoms is not normal.
Wiki Number: PW211
Diagnosis: Somatization Disorder
Sex Ratio: M-0.2%;F-0.2% to 2%
Brain Area: More vulnerable to pain in the dorsolateral, prefrontal, insular, premotor, parietal cortices and rostral anterior cingulate
Symptoms: Physical ailments due to mental disorder(s) due to stress; heightened sensitivity to pain and other internal sensations
Progression: Constant cognitive distortions limits behaviors and causes increased disability and impaired functioning
Causes: genetics, physical, emotional or sexual abuse; constant exposure to negative,distorted and catastrophic thoughts
Therapies: CBT-helping patients realize their ailments are not catastrophic
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- What does low psychological distress mean in patients with no mental disorders and different pains of the musculoskeletal system?by Michael Brinkers on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Patients without mental disorder but with chronic pain of the locomotoric system receive a psychological pain management program, as it is part of the billing code OPS 8-977 to the health insurance companies in Germany. However, the data show that these patients also have a substantial somatic subscore and a cumulative ISS above the level of healthy individuals. The absence of psychological disorders (according to ICD-10) in patients with pain of the musculoskeletal system should...
- Associations between sleep-disordered breathing and behavioral and cognitive functions in children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorderby Kyoung Min Kim on October 15, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: The present findings suggest that SDB is associated with behavioral problems in children with ADHD and controls, with stronger associations in control children. On the contrary, SDB has no association with cognitive attention performance. This study extends our understanding of the associations of SDB with behavioral symptoms and cognitive functions in children.
- Curing somatisation-induced paraplegia with experimental dice-based affective modulationby Miles Alexander William Rogers on October 14, 2021
Following a minor meniscal injury to his right knee, a previously fit and well 58-year-old man developed profound somatisation leading to paraplegia. The patient developed a deep-seated belief that any exercise or walking would cause irreparable damage to his knee. Over the course of 2 years his, mobility reduced from active mountaineering to walking a short distance, and finally to paraplegia. Medical investigations were normal and organic causes were ruled out. Conventional therapy was...
- Ecuadorian Journalists Mental Health Influence on Changing Job Desire: A Cross Sectional Studyby Byron Fernando Bustamante-Granda on October 13, 2021
Journalist's mental health could predict their job change. This study aims at determining the prevalence of mental health issues and their association with perception of aptitude for covering emergencies and difficulty in seeing a corpse, and also to determine the mental health factors associated with job change. An ad hoc survey, GHQ-28 (Somatization, Anxiety-Insomnia, Social Dysfunction, Depression), MBI-P (Burnout, Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization, personal accomplishment) and Brief...