Somatization Disorder Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Somatization Disorder treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Somatization Disorder

The goal of treatment is to make you feel like you can control the symptoms and help you begin to function properly in work and social situations. Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. It is important to have a long-term relationship with your doctor, who should be empathetic and caring about your issues.

Other treatment options your doctor may suggest include the following:

  • Psychotherapy-You talk and work with a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or licensed counselor to figure out ways to deals with stressful or painful issues.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy -A mental health professional will work with you to focus on practical ways to cope with the symptoms.
  • Medications-Sometimes, an antidepressant (a medication that relieves depression) is recommended. If anxiety is present, a medication that relieves anxiety may be prescribed.


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Screening for Somatization Disorder
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Somatization Disorder Prevention
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Somatization Disorder Treatment
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