What increases the chances of developing somatic symptom disorder?
Some chronic illnesses such as chronic pain and irritable bowel syndrome are associated with increased rates of somatic symptom disorder. A history of stressful or traumatic experiences, such as physical or sexual abuse, may also increase the risk.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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