Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by intense anxiety related to physical symptoms like pain. When someone has somatic symptom disorder, they might become entirely preoccupied with physical symptoms. The physical symptoms are real, and in some cases, a root cause can be determined and in other situations, there isn’t a known physical cause. The disorder itself is about the extreme reaction to the symptoms.

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