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How is somatic symptom disorder diagnosed?

As part of the diagnosis of somatic symptom disorder, it is important that other potential causes of symptoms are ruled out. If this is the case, and the symptoms are persistent and distressing, a diagnosis may be made. A referral for psychiatric assessment may be recommended as part of the diagnosis.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 09 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Conversion disorder


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