Somatic Symptom Disorder

Somatic symptom disorder is a disorder characterised by the presence of persistent somatic symptoms accompanied by thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to health that are excessive and disproportionate. The symptoms may have a known medical cause or not, and cause the patient to frequently attend primary care departments, A&E and/or specialists.

Somatic symptom disorder, according to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association, is a disorder involving one or more persistent somatic symptoms, with or without a medical explanation, accompanied by excessive and exaggerated thoughts, feelings or behaviours. At the same time, there is a severe decrease in the quality of life of the people who suffer from the condition.

Trastorn de somatitzacio Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 01.02.2022, 13:44
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