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Can You Tell Me About Some Psychosomatic Symptoms
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 practice include: high blood pressure, nausea, fatigue, lethargy, failure to thrive, headaches, back pain, neck pain, diarrhea, constipation, chest pain, shortness of breath, insomnia, abdominal pain, numbness, impotence, weight loss, no appetite... ...Read more
"psychosomatic" refers to conditions which involve both body and mind, or when physical symptoms are exacerbated or caused by mental or emotional disturbances. Psychosomatic medicine is a branch of psychiatry devoted to medical science, education, and healthcare for people with comorbid psychiatric ...Read more
Psychosomatic: disorders can present in a number of ways. Even conversion disorders may be difficult to distinguish from genuine physical pathology. In that situation careful medical evaluation to rule out medical causes - is often essential to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometime there are tip offs when a person presents with findings that are non- physiologic (not consistent with any known mechanism). ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with psychosomatic symptoms? and how to tell if they are psychosomatic in nature?
See doctor: See your pcp for exam to rule out medical or 'somatic' basis for your symptoms. If is negative, you are left with the 'psyche' or psychological basis for symptoms. You may then want a mental health professional to help you better understand and how to cope with your physical distress. Good luck. ...Read more
If you have fear of certain injury/condition, and think about it often and then experience feelings/symptoms of it, is that psychosomatic?
Possibly: In the beginning phases of hypochondriasis or psychosomatic symptoms, one typically pays an inordinate amount of attention to physical signs and symptoms. Talking to a therapist can help determine if these thoughts are reasonable or an over active assessment of body signs and signals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw a TV Show today about a man who died from psychosomatic (placebo effect) symptoms that caused his death. Is this really possible? Just curious.
No doubt about it.: Broken heart syndrome http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-heart-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20034635 Asthma flares Japan overwork syndrome (Kar?shi) http://www.research.vt.edu/resmag/sciencecol/AFDC95.html Then, there's examples in the non-industrialized world like voodoo death. I've seen several life-threatening situations entirley from emotional stress. ...Read more
Psychsomatic : Psychosomatic medicine is a abpn accredited sub specialty in psychiatry that deals with the management of psychiatric issues in the medically ill population - there are several special interest groups within the specialty such as transplant psychiatry , reproductive psychiatry , neuropsychiatry , HIV psychiatry etc. ...Read more
I have health anxiety and after 4 months of medication my psychosomatic symptoms seemed to mostly go away but they're back for almost a week. why?
Can I have a psychosomatic pain? I'm afraid of having a thrombosis after seeing a documentary about this and now my leg hurts.
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