Introduction to Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

What you’ll learn to do: explain somatic symptom and related disorders

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In this section, you’ll review and learn to identify the somatic symptom disorders (previously known as “somataform disorders”). These include somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder, functional neurological symptom disorder (conversion disorder), and fictitious disorder. You’ll read about the various symptoms, epidemiology, how individuals present with these problems, and a brief overview of possible causes.