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Doctor insights on: Examples Of Psychosomatic Disorders

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What is an example of a psychosomatic illness?

What is an example of a psychosomatic illness?

Stress headache: Psychosomatic illnesses are physical complaints caused by (conscious) psychological stress. Examples: headache due to anxiety, backache due to anger, stomachache due to depressed mood. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is itp one a psychosomatic disease?

Is itp one a psychosomatic disease?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an autoimmune disease. In this potentially life-threatening disorder self antibodies directed against platelets result in low levels of platelets in the blood. Platelets are necessary for effective blood clotting. People with itp can die from loss of blood after trauma of from a brain hemorrhage. Death is not a psychosomatic disease. ...Read more

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Can a bruit in corotid artery be caused by a psychosomatic response, for example due to stress or anxiety?

Can a bruit in corotid artery be caused by a psychosomatic response, for example due to stress or anxiety?

No: Uh-uh. (on the other hand, a carotid bruit may be indicative of minor disease that is of no significance.). ...Read more

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Can psychosomatic disorder cause rash on skin and/or elevated white cell blood count temporary?

Can psychosomatic disorder cause rash on skin and/or elevated white cell blood count temporary?

It depends: It is a little unusual for a 27 year old male to believe/know he has psychosomatic disorder but perhaps you have been given this diagnosis. In general it means physical symptoms that are caused by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Some rashes, such as eczema, fall into this category. I do not believe stress/anxiety would cause an elevated white blood cell count. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What is psychosomatic?

Mind/Body: It usually refers to the relationship and interaction of psychological things with physical things within a person and vice versa. ...Read more

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Is the psychosomatic real?

Is the psychosomatic real?

Psycho means: Thoughts/emotions. Soma (carisoprodol) means body. Yes, the mind profoundly influences the body. It can raise or lower blood pressure, heart rate, change our bio-chemistry, etc. It can work in positive or negative ways. Search "mind body medicine" on the net for more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long dos psychosomatic last?

How long dos psychosomatic last?

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 experiencing psychosomatic symptoms, so how long it lasts depends on what the cause is and whether you get treatment for that. Sometimes the symptoms can last a long time, sometimes very little time. ...Read more

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Help please? What is psychosomatic medicine?

Help please? What is psychosomatic medicine?

Psychosomatic Med.: Psychosomatic medicine is an interdisciplinary medical field studying the relationships of social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and quality of life in humans and animals.
The academic modern field of behavioral medicine and a part of the practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine integrates interdisciplinary evaluation ; psychosomatic medicine. ...Read more

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How can you know if pain is really psychosomatic?

How can you know if pain is really psychosomatic?

By ruling out: Medical causes and by clinical experience knowing what forms psychosomatic illnesses generally take. Psychological testing can also be helpful in this regard. ...Read more

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What are the most common psychosomatic complaints?

What are the most common psychosomatic complaints?

A few examples: Possibilities include: headache; tight muscles in neck, head or upper back; loose bowel movements, adbominal cramping etc. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is the definition or description of: psychosomatic?

What is the definition or description of: psychosomatic?

Psychosomatic: "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 and general medical conditions. ...Read more

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How do you know if your ailment is psychosomatic or real?

How do you know if your ailment is psychosomatic or real?

Real vs. Imagined?: "psychosomatic" means only that the mind and body influence each other -- not that illnesses aren't real. These are physical disorders in which both emotions and thought patterns seem to play a central role, and often develop when a person's disease-fighting ability is weakened from stress. After losing a spouse for instance, one could become hypertensive, have a heart attack, get ulcers, etc. ...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 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 cope with your physical distress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia just psychosomatic?

Is fibromyalgia just psychosomatic?

No: While the pain of fm and depression are often seen in the same patient, fm is not a pure psych disorder. ...Read more

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Can lightheadedness be psychosomatic?

Can lightheadedness be psychosomatic?

Psychosomatic: Generally means a physical disease or symptoms that are caused by or made worse by mental factors. Lightheadedness is caused by inner ear problems, motion sickness, medication effects, circulation/blood pressure issues, dehydration and anxiety, among other causes. Because anxiety can make it worse, you might say there are psychosomatic factors, but dizziness is not usually considered psychosomatic ...Read more

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What do I do to get over a psychosomatic pain?

What do I do to get over a psychosomatic pain?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can be helpful to find out what the stress is that is affecting your body in such a way that you feel the psychosomatic pain. This is likely to be more of an exploratory therapy. Some therapists however have approached this problem from more of a cognitive behavioral therapy approach. Both are viable approaches. If the pain is a constant pain from psychological trauma, a hypnotic approach maybe of great benefit. I am sure that other nontraditional approaches such as acupuncture may also have their place in the treatment of this condition. Relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, spirituality, and developing a strong social support network can all be great ways to help you cope. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psychosomatic vaginismus?

Is it possible to have psychosomatic vaginismus?

Yes: Previous negative experiences can elicit a physiological response such as vaginismus to any future or potential stimulii. This is common in sex abuse or rape victims and psychological counselling is a "must" to overcome this issue.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psychogenic and psychosomatic?

Psychogenic: Simply refer to a thought or mentally provoked action or reaction. A psychosomatic issue is one in which thoughts actually trigger a true body reaction or physical manifestation. ...Read more

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Is migraine can caused by psychosomatic situation?

Yes, it can be: In a sense, all situations are "psychosomatic" because they involve mind, body, and emotions plus the rich interconnections between these (which are not really separate anyway.) your body responds physically to emotional stressors -- and some of these responses can be in the form of migraine headaches. This does not mean the migraines are imaginary -- only that all parts of you are responding. ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of severe anxiety and psychosomatic mean?

Mind-body: Severe anxiety = unnecessarily extreme fear or worry. Psychosomatic = a physical disorder caused by or significantly influenced by emotional factors (such as severe anxiety). These terms might be used in describing a problem that a person is experiencing. ...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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Can imbalance and tremors in the body be psychosomatic? All tests are normal

Can imbalance and tremors in the body be psychosomatic? All tests are normal

Somatic Symptoms: The brain is a fascinating organ capable of self-awareness, spirituality, imagination, and the ability to learn. It is so powerful that it can take an emotional state and create real somatic or physical sensations. The butterflies in your stomach or tremor in your hand when anxious, heavy sluggish muscles when depressed are a few examples. But that same brain can be used in therapy to get better. ...Read more

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How we can differentiate musculoskeletal pain, neropathic pain and psychosomatic pain?

Chronic Pain: It is very difficult to differentiate musculoskeletal, neuropathic or psychogenic pain because they manifest similarly and they affect the same system. The association with certain lesions in the spine, with chronic diseases like diabetes, herpes infection or cancer may indicate the diagnoses, or the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder could be diagnostic as well. Work with your doctor. ...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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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 overcome psychosomatic vaginal pain?

Yes: Psychotherapy can provide relief for psychosomatic problems. Contact a mental health professional to see if they are able to help you or recommend someone who can. ...Read more

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I've heard health anxiety (hypochondria) is psychosomatic. What does this mean? What does psychosomatic mean?

I've heard health anxiety (hypochondria) is psychosomatic. What does this mean? What does psychosomatic mean?

Psychosomatic: Psychosomatic is a word that continues to evolve over time. It commonly refers to the exacerbation (or cause) of a physical dysfunction by the psyche. However, in practice, It really refers to the interaction that occurs (in both directions) between the mind and body in physical illnesses. Hope that helps! ...Read more