Psychosomatic disorder is a psychological condition involving the occurrence of physical symptoms, usually lacking a medical explanation. People with this condition may have excessive thoughts, feelings or concerns about the symptoms — which affects their ability to function well.
People with psychosomatic disorder usually don’t report overt symptoms of psychiatric distress. Instead, they believe their problems are caused by medical conditions. They tend to visit healthcare providers frequently to get tests and treatments, often not receiving a diagnosis, which may lead to frustration and distress.
Psychosomatic disorder is sometimes called somatic symptom disorder, somatic symptoms or somatic pain.
Psychopaths can appear normal, even charming. Underneath, they lack any semblance of conscience. Their antisocial nature inclines them often (but by no means always) to criminality.
Symptoms of psychosomatic pain
How will you distinguish between psychosomatic pain and somatic pain? Following are some of the symptoms characteristic of psychosomatic pain.
- When the pain you are experiencing does not match your symptoms or when your pain cannot be explained by a medical condition, though it is important to note that there are certain illnesses that do not show up in routine tests.
- When you are not faking the pain and it is not caused by a psychological condition such as anxiety or mood disorder.
- When the symptoms exacerbate or become more severe depending on the psychological factors.
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