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

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Pain disorder

It means that your symptoms of pain are notable but no abnormal exam findings or test results can be found.

In brief: Pain disorder

It means that your symptoms of pain are notable but no abnormal exam findings or test results can be found.
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
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