Hypochondria: When Physical Symptoms Cause The Extreme Reaction And Behaviors
November 20, 2017
Somatic symptom disorder is a form of mental illness that manifests as physical symptoms that suggest disease or injury. However, it can't be explained fully by a general medical condition. Somatic symptom disorder means having a significant focus on physical symptoms including weakness, pain or shortness of breath. This mental disorder can lead to major emotional distress and problems functioning.
The person has excessive thoughts and feelings connected with his or her condition, but the symptoms and signs may not be traceable to a physical cause. Regardless, they result in high and misappropriate levels of distress. An individual with somatic symptom disorder usually thinks the worst about his or her symptoms and continues to search for an explanation. Health concerns can ruin the normal routine and even lead to disability.