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Glossary for Somatization Disorder

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Bradykinesia: A medical term used to describe slow execution of movements and the ability to adjust the body's position is reduced.
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Conversion Disorder: A psychological condition where physical symptoms arise due to emotional dilemmas.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Dissociative Amnesia: The sudden loss of memory
  • Dissociative disorder: A sudden change in the state of consciousness and identity
  • Dyspareunia: Vaginal pain after sexual intercourse
  • Dysuria: Painful urination
  • Facial pain: Pain affecting the face
  • Factitious syndromes: A disorder that a person believes they have that however does not exist
  • Generalized anxiety disorder: Excessive anxiety and worrying.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Hyperparathyroidism: Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands.
  • Hyperventilation: Excessively rapid breathing causing blood gas imbalances
  • Hypochondriasis: A disorder characterised by a preoccupation with normal bodily functions as abnormalities
  • Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
  • Malingering: The faking or exaggeration of symptoms of a particular condition
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Neck pain: Pain affecting the neck
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
  • Panic attack: Sudden attack of unreasonable panic or fear without any real danger
  • Panic disorder: It is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood.
  • Physical conditions: Any condition that physically affects an individual
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychotic disorders: Psychiatric disorders with mental detachment from reality
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Sexual dysfunction: Any dysfunction of sexual activity
  • Shoulder Pain: A pain that occurs in the shoulder. There is often other associated symptoms depending on the cause of the shoulder pain. For example, swelling may indicate a broken bone.
  • Somatoform Disorders: A disorder that is characterised by multiple somatic complaints
  • Undifferentiated Somatoform disorder: A disorder which is characterised by one or more physical complaints that are not intentionally produced or feigned


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