Somatization Disorder Symptoms

(Also Known As: Somatic Disorder Symptoms, Somatization Symptoms, Somatoform Symptoms, Somatization Syndrome Symptoms, Somatization Disorders Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Are The Symptoms of Somatic Disorders?

Symptoms of somatic disorders have their onset during adolescence or early adulthood. The physical symptoms individuals complain of are described as “unbearable” or “worst imaginable.” 4

Somatic disorder may involve any part of the body. The specific symptoms and their frequency may differ among various cultures. Common symptoms include nausea and vomiting, headaches, painful menstrual cycle, fainting, fatigue, loss of sexual interest, and pain during intercourse. In men, erectile or sexual dysfunction may be a common complaint. In addition, one symptom similar to a neurological disorder such as seizures or paralysis should likewise be reported.

People suffering from somatic disorder would usually seek help and support and may demonstrate anger when they feel that their needs are not being satisfied. Individuals with somatic disorder would usually seek treatment from one doctor to another.

The symptoms of somatic disorder are most often chronic and involve the digestive, nervous, and reproductive system. They are generally severe enough to hamper daily activities and cause the individual to seek treatment. 5

Most of the symptoms of somatic disorder also occur in other medical and psychiatric conditions. It is recommended that you consult with your doctor in order to find the best possible treatment once a diagnosis of somatic disorder has been made.

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