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Conversion And Somatization Disorders In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
Could anyone point me in the right direction of a psychiatrist near central OK that is familiar with somatization disorder?
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
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
Possible: Its possible. It depends on what the symptoms are and what the allergy testing showed. ...Read more
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
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
Is there treatment+hope 4 me. I feel I have somatization+hypochondriasis, I feel hopeless and ill live my life in constant fear. I used to be normal.?
Do two things: Go to your primary doctor and see if there is anything the matter, then go see a counselor to help figure out why you feel this way. ...Read more
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