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What is somatic symptom disorder?

Somatic symptom disorder is a condition in which a person experiences persistent and distressing physical symptoms that cannot be easily explained by another medical condition. People with somatic symptom disorder are generally highly concerned and anxious about their health.

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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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