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By: mindplus On: April 5, 2019 In: Disorder

Somatoform Disorder or Somatic Symptom Disorder is clinically termed as a mental disorder is stated by physical symptoms that confirm a bodily illness or injury but associated symptoms cannot be described fully by a general medical cause or by the direct impact of a substance. Diagnoses either express no medical symptoms or do not predict any illness among Somatic Symptom Disorder sufferers. Illness or injury symptoms or signs vary as per gender and age. People with Somatoform Disorder tend to believe in the severity of their illness or injury.

Physical examinations, lab tests and surgeries show no specific sign that actually acts as medical evidence and support the thought of having a specific illness or injury. Somatoform Disorder patients have coexisting disorders such as anxiety disorder, substance misuse, personality disorder or depression, etc.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Headaches and fatigues
  • Pain in body parts and abdominal symptoms
  • Sexual symptoms
  • Neurological problems
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Emotional stress and depression
  • Anguish and anxiety
  • Worrisome and unnecessary tension related to occupational, personal and social life
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome

TREATMENT:

Mind Plus takes privilege in helping and supporting Somatoform Disorder sufferers to bring their life back on a healthy track. The core objective of healthcare programs and treatments is to mitigate the painful symptoms with adequate assistance. A professional team of psychologists, general physicians and counsellors input their experience to make life easy for these patients.

Cognitive Behavioural therapy deals with pain by conversing with Somatic Disorder sufferers. During this therapy, patients learn to cope up with pain, stay active during pain and practice to control fear- related to pain. Antidepressants are given to serious patients to physically minimize their unbearable pain.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors help to kill the pain. Stress reduction exercise, massage, distraction techniques, cold and hot packs, hypnosis and physical therapies provide instant relief to patients.

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