Definition: It occurs in individuals experiencing exaggerated and disrupted physical symptoms in multiple areas of the body, accompanied by exaggerated thoughts impairing activities of daily living.
Symptoms: Muscle and joint pain, Low back pain, Tension headache, Chronic fatique, Non-cardiac chest pain, Palpitation, Non-ulcer dyspepsia, Irritable bowel, Dizziness, Insomnia
Treatment: You should have one primary care provider. You may also see a therapist. It's good to see a therapist who has works with treating SSD. take antidepressants to help relieve anxiety and depression. Observe your feelings and beliefs about health, Find ways to reduce stress and anxiety, Stop focusing as much on your physical symptoms, Recognize what seems to increase the pain, Learn how to cope with the pain or other symptoms, Stay active even if still pain is there or other symptoms are present, Function better in your daily life.Your provider should know how to work with you and how to handle both physical and emotional symptoms.
Statistics: The statistics related to Somatic symptom disorder, Somatic symptoms are known to be a prominent characteristic in patients with depression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the major somatic and psychiatric symptoms associated with depression in each sex. Patients with a DSM-IV diagnosis of depressive disorders (n=335) and comparison patients without depression (n=423) among new outpatients in an urban hospital medical setting were eligible for study. The relationship between the the most distressing subjective symptoms at first visit, confirmed by the patient's description on a health questionnaire and the admitting physician's interview, and depression was investigated in each sex. Most (73.5%) of the complaints in patients with depression were somatic. In a simple logistic regression analysis, diarrhea, excessive sweating and psychomotor retardation in men and headache, depressed mood and grief in women were associated with depression. In multiple logistic regression analysis, diarrhea, excessive sweating and weight loss in men, and headache, dysesthesia and grief in women, as well as sleep disturbance, loss of appetite, general fatigue loss on interest and agitation in both sexes, were significantly associated with depression. Fever in men was also associated with depression by Fisher's exact test.