Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
In general, when the complaints of pain are minor or constricted to one area of the body, a diagnosis of undifferentiated somatoform disorder is given. The symptoms of this somatoform disorder center around a pain that has no medical cause and is entirely psychological in nature. Even though the imagined pain persists in a single area of the body, there are still many serious complications that can arise as a result of this disorder. After looking closer at the symptoms and dangers of undifferentiated somatoform disorder, you'll see how online therapy from therapists on GoMentor.com may be able to help.
Symptoms of Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
When a person complains persistently about pain from a single source on their body but there is no known medical cause for the pain after numerous tests, it is a good sign that undifferentiated somatoform disorder is a problem. The exact location and severity of the pain are going to vary from person to person, but it will always result in negative tests when doctors try to find the source of the pain. Once the symptoms of this disorder appear, there are dangers of letting it go untreated.
Dangers of Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
Many people will be unable to function in their day to day life sometimes because the pain becomes so unbearable for them. This can lead to problems with relationships, work, and other responsibilities and social aspects of life. In addition to these dangers, there are chances that a person may suffer from depression when doctors are unable to diagnose the source of their pain and they disregard suggestions that the problem may be psychological in nature.
Treatment Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
Before letting undifferentiated somatoform disorder get out of control, it is important to get treatment. On GoMentor.com, we offer online therapy for this disorder through therapists who specialize in helping deal with all the symptoms of undifferentiated somatoform as well as minimizing the risks that come with the disorder. We also have an online self-help forum where you can get the extra emotional support that can really help make dealing with this disorder easier. Online therapy for undifferentiated somatoform disorder is new, but it is a good way to get the help you need when you need it.
Definition of Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
An undifferentiated somatoform disorder is a persistent complaint about a single physical pain that is not due to a medical condition and that lasts for more than six months. Symptoms include an imagined pain that is narrowed down to one specific source. Both counseling and therapy are helpful for dealing with undifferentiated somatoform disorder.
Symptoms of / Reasons for Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
- Complaints of pain from a single source
- Pain is not related to a known medical condition