Somatoform disorders cause physical symptoms to appear even though there isn't a medical condition to cause them. The psychological nature of the pains and symptoms can cause people to continually seek treatment even when there is nothing medically wrong with them. Symptoms include insisting on getting medical tests, and real or imagined pain that has no obvious source. Online therapy which can help with the symptoms of somatoform disorders is available from highly skilled therapists with GoMentor 24/7.
These are the main types of somatoform disorders:
The exact symptoms that appear with somatoform disorders will depend on the specific disorder, but in general they revolve around physical pains that are not caused by a medical reason. Many people will insist on a barrage of tests, even when they come back negative. Others may go from doctor to doctor, insisting that they have a problem. In others, symptoms may appear as a fear of getting a serious illness that lasts more than a few months. A preoccupation with pain and medical conditions is a good sign that a somatoform disorder may be a problem. If the symptoms do appear, getting treatment can help avoid the dangers of somatoform disorders.
One of the dangers that come with somatoform disorders is the possibility of financial problems due to numerous unnecessary medical tests. Another risk associated with these disorders is that a person will try to make their illness or pain more real by mutilating or harming themselves to mimic symptoms of various diseases or medical conditions. There are various other physical and psychological risks depending on the particular type of somatoform disorder that is diagnosed. They can be minimized, however, when treatment is sought.
With GoMentor 24/7 you can get help from trained therapists who specialize in somatoform disorders. They can help give the guidance and support needed to effectively deal with these types of disorders. This combination of psychotherapy and the Internet makes it easier than ever to get help with all the symptoms of somatoform disorders.