Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • If I have a somatic symptom and related disorder, are my symptoms all in my head?
  • What is the likely cause of my disorder?
  • What is the best treatment option? Do I need therapy? Medicine?
  • Will lifestyle changes, such as learning how to manage stress, help relieve my symptoms?
  • How often do I need to visit for check-ups?

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Reviewed/Updated: 08/15
Created: 07/95

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Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Overview

Symptoms

Causes & Risk Factors

Treatment