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Living with a mental illness doesn’t have to miserable. It is a great idea to create a self-care plan that keeps your mental health at the forefront of your life. Here are some ideas:
Somatic Symptom Disorder is a condition that derives from a person experiencing a physical symptom that manifests into distress and loss of functioning.
Somatic Symptom Disorder includes the following symptoms (provided by the American Psychological Association (APA)):
One or more physical symptoms that are distressing or cause disruption in daily life
Excessive thoughts, feelings or behaviors related to the physical symptoms or health concerns with at least one of the following:
At least one symptom is constantly present, although there may be different symptoms and symptoms may come and go.
People with somatic symptom disorder typically go to a primary care provider rather than psychiatrist or other mental health professional. Sometimes it can be difficult for individuals with somatic symptom disorder to understand that their concerns about their symptoms are excessive. They may continue to be fearful and worried even when they are shown evidence that they do not have a serious condition. Somatic symptom disorder usually begins by age 30.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, The Serenity Center is are here to help. Our team is trained to understand somatic symptom disorder and the individual needs of the patient. If you need help managing your somatic symptom disorder symptoms, The Serenity Center provides:
You do not have to do this alone. Somatic symptom disorder is a serious condition, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. A solid treatment plan does take time to accomplish, but you are worth it. Set up an appointment today, and our team will give your case the individual care and support you need to enjoy life again.
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