Somatic Symptom Disorder (Somatoform Disorder) | Symptoms, DSM-5 Criteria, Treatment

Somatic Symptom Disorder (previously known as Somatoform Disorder) is a psychological condition involving somatic symptoms (bodily symptoms that are caused as part of an underlying psychological manifestation). This condition is associated with other conditions including anxiety and depression, and is estimated to affect up to 7% of adults. In this lesson, we discuss the signs and symptoms (the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis of this condition), along with a variety of treatment methodologies.

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