Somatic Symptom Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment


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The main difference between somatic symptom disorder and other somatoform disorders is that somatic symptom disorder _____.

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1. Which person does NOT have somatic symptom disorder?

2. Which of the following is NOT a necessary condition for having somatic symptom disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and accompanying worksheet to test your comprehension of somatization disorder, including how it differs from somatoform disorders and its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will assess your understanding of:

  • Signs and symptoms of somatization disorder
  • Causes of this disorder
  • The difference between somatization and somatoform disorders
  • Treatment options for somatization disorder

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about pain and the mind in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast somatization and somatoform disorders
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding somatization disorders

Additional Learning

People who have somatization disorder experience pain but have no physical condition that explains the pain. Learn more with this interactive lesson Somatization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment. Topics in this lesson are:

  • Defining somatization disorder
  • Diagnosing somatization disorder
  • Identifying causes and treatment