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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychosomatic: Physical symptoms that are from an emotional cause.
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A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Psycho means: thoughts/emotions. Soma (carisoprodol) means body. Yes, the mind profoundly influences the body. It can raise or lower blood pressure, heart rate, ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Psychosomatic refers to the experience of physical symptoms due to activity in your brain (not in the rest of your body). There are many reasons for e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychosomatic Med.: Psychosomatic medicine is an interdisciplinary medical field studying the relationships of social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily pro ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Stress headache: Psychosomatic illnesses are physical complaints caused by (conscious) psychological stress. Examples: headache due to anxiety, backache due to anger, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sure: Regressions & relapses can occur with any mental health conditions.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
By ruling out: Medical causes and by clinical experience knowing what forms psychosomatic illnesses generally take. Psychological testing can also be helpful in this ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
A few examples: Possibilities include: headache; tight muscles in neck, head or upper back; loose bowel movements, adbominal cramping etc.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below...: Somatization=tendency to experience psychological distress in the form of physical symptoms. Some psychosomatic symptoms that i see quite a bit in my ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Many Possibilities: Psychosomatic symptoms can occur with any part of the body or any organ system. However, the most comon have to do with the GI tract and headaches.
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