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  • Pulsating headache

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is psychosomatic disorder?

The experience of physical symptoms which are routed in or exacerbated by mental distress.

Symptoms of psychosomatic disorder

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Losing consciousness

  • Numbness of the face or mouth

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Feeling breathless

  • I experience hot flushes or feelings of overheating

  • Numbness of the chest, tummy or back

Questions your doctor may ask to check for psychosomatic disorder

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Are you currently dizzy?

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

  • Do you have any facial numbness?

  • Do you feel stressed or unhappy about going to work or school?

Treatment for psychosomatic disorder

Treatment of this disorder targets the cause. Both medications and counseling strategies like cognitive behavioral therapy can play an important role.

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References

  • Guidetti V, Faedda N, Siniatchkin M. Migraine in childhood: biobehavioural or psychosomatic disorder? J Headache Pain. 2016 Dec;17(1):82. doi: 10.1186/s10194-016-0675-0. Epub 2016 Sep 8. PMID: 27619362; PMCID: PMC5016316.

    https://thejournalofheadacheandpain.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s10194-016-0675-0

  • Guidetti V, Cerutti R, Faedda N, Natalucci G. Migraine in childhood: an organic, biobehavioral, or psychosomatic disorder? Neurol Sci. 2019 May;40(Suppl 1):93-98. doi: 10.1007/s10072-019-03827-1. PMID: 30877615.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10072-019-03827-1

  • American Psychological Association - Psychosomatic Disorder

    https://dictionary.apa.org/psychosomatic-disorder

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Reviewed By:

Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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