Somatization disorders

Specialty of Psychology

Hysteria, also called somatization disorder is one in which the person has a chronic concern for physical symptoms that have no identifiable physical origin. Therefore, they are visiting all kinds of specialists in order to find a cure for a physical ailment that can not be detected. Often, it is the patient psychological concerns externalized as physical ailments. Pain and other symptoms that the patient feels with these disorders are real, and involve many parts of the body (especially the digestive system, nervous system and reproductive system). However, the goal of treatment is that the patient learns to control their symptoms and do not interfere in their quality of life. Support from a mental health professional is essential for progress in treating these disorders. Psychotherapy techniques are the best to manage the patient's pain.

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