Somatic symptom disorder

Psychological presure somtimes lead to somatic symptoms like fatigue, pain, abdominal/ bowlproblems, headache or other problems. A somatic cause is not or only partly verifiable. The disorder leads to major problems and leads to great concern.

Illness anxiety disorder
People who are suffering from Illness anxiety disorder are anxious of having a serious illness. This anxiety continues, even when docters do not find any abnormality. Physical examination only leads to short assurance of no assurance at all. Some people collect as much infomation about their problem as possible. There is an obsessive focus on het fysical problem ans a strong beleive there is an serious illness.

Treatment, on basis of cognitieve behavioural therapy, consist of thougth training, finding confirming behavioural paterns, attention for relaxation and exposure.