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Doctor insights on: Conversion And Somatization Disorders In Children

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What is the definition or description of: conversion and somatization disorders?

See below: Somatization disorder is a tendency to experience physical symptoms that result from underlying psychological problems. Conversion disorder is similar, but refers to a single symptom. A very high percentage of conversion disorder diagnosis is eventually found to be from a physical diagnosis that could not be identified at the time. ...Read more

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How should you treat a somatization disorder?

How should you treat a somatization disorder?

Collaborative care: People with somatization disorders need care from a solid, patient primary care physician who will listen to their complaints, check for general medical issues, but not expose to unecessary testing. Also they need a caring psychiatrist who can help with anxiety & depression. A psychotherapist can also help them by working with certain emotional and cognitive skills. Teamwork for best result. ...Read more

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What is somatization disorder?

See below: A history of many physical complaints beginning before age 30 years that occur over a period of several years and result in treatment being sought or significant impairment of functioning. ...Read more

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Does somatization disorder require hospitalization?

Does somatization disorder require hospitalization?

Not usually: People with somatization disorder don't usually need to be hospitalized unless associated conditions, such as depression, become severe enough to require it. Somatization disorder does cause a lot of suffering, but people with it are generally helped most through outpatient interventions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I was diagnosed with somatization disorder?

What does it mean if I was diagnosed with somatization disorder?

Somatization...: ..disorder used to be called hysteria. It's characterized by a bewildering array of recurring somatic symptoms, especially dizziness (that's a biggie). pain, gastrointestinal distress, sexual problems, shortness of breath, pseudoneurological symptoms such as amnesia, & on & on without end. Assuming all organic causes are ruled out, it's a psychiatric disorder & should be treated as such. ...Read more

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What axis (for psychiatric illnesses) is somatization disorders on?

What axis (for psychiatric illnesses) is somatization disorders on?

Axis I: Axis I is for reporting all the various clinical disorders or other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention except for personality disorders and mental retardation (which are reported on axis ii). Somatization disorder is a type of somatoform disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between somatization disorder and hypochondria?

What is the difference between somatization disorder and hypochondria?

Complex: Somatization d/o -- many physical complaints beginning before age 30, and occurring over several years, resulting in treatment being sought or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 4 pain symptoms; 2 gi; 1 sexual; 1 neurological. Hypochondriasis -- fear of, or preoccupation with, having serious medical condition despite negative medical tests. ...Read more

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Could somatization disorder create memory problems?

Could somatization disorder create memory problems?

It is theoretically: Possible for somatization disorder to create functional memory problems. If the focus of concern or attention is the brain or memory one can begin feeling like there is something wrong there. Please consult your doc to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Could anyone point me in the right direction of a psychiatrist near central OK that is familiar with somatization disorder?

Could anyone point me in the right direction of a psychiatrist near central OK that is familiar with somatization disorder?

Try looking on: Psychology today's website. They have profiles by location. You may also want to ask your insurance company for someone in your plan. ...Read more

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Is somatization disorder clinically accepted, debatdted, or total bs? It's hard to believe my symptoms are benign and self-made. Treatments? Help...

Is somatization disorder clinically accepted, debatdted, or total bs? It's hard to believe my symptoms are benign and self-made. Treatments? Help...

Definitely real: Somatization is simply a way that the human body+brain "redistributes" pain. The pain is real, actually, and experiments have demonstrated that the part of the nervous system responsible is both central ("brain") and peripheral ("body"). An important route for treatment is to explore the psychic pain in one's life. Certain medications may help as well, best prescribed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have sever hypochondriasis, I litteraly have symptoms every day until I sleep. Is this possible wity somatization disorder? To habe non stop sympto

I have sever hypochondriasis, I litteraly have symptoms every day until I sleep. Is this possible wity somatization disorder? To habe non stop sympto

Yes: If you have not already, I would look into some behavioral council. We live in a world where danger dose exist, but danger has always existed. Now we live in a time where we are reminded of it 24/7 online etc. See councilor, good hygiene-sleep, eat etc. And get some regular exercise. ...Read more

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Possible for allergies be part of psychiatric somatization / somatoform disorder?

Possible for allergies be part of psychiatric somatization / somatoform disorder?

Possible: Its possible. It depends on what the symptoms are and what the allergy testing showed. ...Read more

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Do people with somatization or undifferentiated somatoform disorder's experience symptoms during sleep? Is it typical for a patient diagnosed with a somatoform disorder to experience symptoms of autonomic dysfunction while sleeping? The sleeping symptoms

Do people with somatization or undifferentiated somatoform disorder's experience symptoms during sleep? Is it typical for a patient diagnosed with a somatoform disorder to experience symptoms of autonomic dysfunction while sleeping? The sleeping symptoms

I: I also don't think it is typical for autonomic dysfunction to occur in people with somatoform disorders during sleep. It does happen; part of differential diagnoses and workup for somatoform disorders include screening for adrenal problems which are a source of adrenaline, heart problems like atrial fibrillation. It's been said that patients with these mental health conditions have high autonomic arousal. ...Read more

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If a doctor thought I had somatization disorder, why would she be treating me with pain medication? I have been in and out of doctor offiices for about three years now. First for migrances, then consistent stomach pain. Recently I was said to have endomet

If a doctor thought I had somatization disorder, why would she be treating me with pain medication? I have been in and out of doctor offiices for about three years now. First for migrances, then consistent stomach pain. Recently I was said to have endomet

Pain in your mind: I want to ask if you have tried psychotherapy? Sometimes that can help uncover what is going on to cause your somatization disorder. Sometimes patients also have depression at the same time. When the depression goes away so does the pain. I suppose your doctor feels you might be helped with pain medication anyway. Does it help? If not, don't take it. ...Read more

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How to cure my somatization due to anxiety?

How to cure my somatization due to anxiety?

Counseling: Need for medication will depend on your symptoms, certainly, counseling is more effective when combined with medical therapy as well. Bu it is a very goos first step. ...Read more

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Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

See your PCP: You already had eeg and MRI which may give you a clue. You need to get your pcp to refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a body somatiztion disorder?

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What is a body somatiztion disorder?

Somatization DO: Old term is hysteris. Is a recurring multiple complaints about pain, gastrointestinal, sexual pseudoneurological symptoms. It results in multiple visits to different doctors to seek relief. It is often comorbid with mood disorders, anxiety & personality disorders. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

Nephritis: Is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes. ...Read more

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Is there a disorder for children who enjoy pain?

Is there a disorder for children who enjoy pain?

I guess not: I am not sure if this is a rhetorical question. I guess, I know no such disorder, as I've never seen children who would enjoy pain. If you have more detail to provide regarding a specific case, i'd be happy to discuss that further. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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How can children with the rare disorder pachygyria be cured?

How can children with the rare disorder pachygyria be cured?

They aren't: This is a condition where the signals for neuronal development were not followed correctly and resulted in abnormal brain formation. This results in profound developmental impairment and intellectual difficulties. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Yes, beginning with: Family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia. Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive. ...Read more

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When I work with difficult people, I just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased risk: There are heritable predispositions but it is still more likely the child will NOT develop the disease (4 to 1). ...Read more

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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

3 to 5%: Did you mean scheuermann disease? For this diagnosis, genetic factors are more important than environmental ones, but we haven't been able to find specific genes that cause it. Most likely, it's a combo of genes and environmental influences. In conditions with this sort of multifactoral inheritance, the risk for each child of an affected parent is about 3 to 5 percent, or 1 in 20 to 1 in 30. ...Read more