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What causes somatic symptom disorder?

The cause of somatic symptom disorder is not well understood. It may be that people with somatic symptom disorder experience pain or symptoms in a heightened way. Worry and concern about the symptoms may make this worse.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 09 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Conversion disorder

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