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Can you tell me about some psychosomatic symptoms?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Psychosomatic (Definition)

"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


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How to tell if your symptoms are psychosomatic or the real thing?

How to tell if your symptoms are psychosomatic or the real thing?

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

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What is the best way to deal with psychosomatic symptoms? and how to tell if they are psychosomatic in nature?

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

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If you have fear of certain injury/condition, and think about it often and then experience feelings/symptoms of it, is that psychosomatic?

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 more

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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.

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

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Psychosomatic symptoms are most often appearing as what?

Psychosomatic symptoms are most often appearing as what?

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. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's psychosomatic medicine prescribed for?

Can any doc tell me what's psychosomatic medicine prescribed for?

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

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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?

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?

Not sure.: Are you premenstrual or having your period? Are there new stressors/ triggers coming up? Are you touching on an anxiety inducing issue in therapy? If you aren't in some form of talking therapy - strongly recommend that. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I have a psychosomatic pain? I'm afraid of having a thrombosis after seeing a documentary about this and now my leg hurts.

Can I have a psychosomatic pain? I'm afraid of having a thrombosis after seeing a documentary about this and now my leg hurts.

Psychosomatic pain: is possible,especially after seeing a show about thrombosis. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and consider seeing a mental health professional if you are prone to anxiety or phobias. Peace and good health. ...Read more