Somatoform Disorder

Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by one or more somatic symptoms that are accompanied by excessive thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors related to the somatic symptoms. In addition, the symptoms cause significant distress and/or dysfunction. The somatic symptoms may or may not be explained by a recognized general medical condition. There are repeated physical complaints/ pain/ fear of having a major medical condition leading to requests for medical investigations and consultations. Repeated reassurances by doctors and negative findings on investigations does not reassure a person.

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Evaluation is a mental health assessment, where a psychologist checks to see if you are experiencing a mental health problem.

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Psychological treatments (also known as talking therapies) can help you change your thinking patterns and improve your coping skills.

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