What are the signs of somatic symptom disorder?
People with somatic symptom disorder -- thought of as being hypochondriacs -- are worried about having a physical illness. The symptoms they describe can range from general complaints, such as pain or tiredness, to concerns about normal body functions, such as breathing or stomach noises. People with somatic symptom disorder are not faking or lying about their symptoms. They truly believe they're sick. If they do have an actual physical illness, their level of worry and distress is out of proportion to the condition.
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