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Somatic Symptom Disorder Therapy

Are you or a loved one seeking effective somatic symptom disorder treatment? At the Trauma Therapy Center, we bring a wealth of experience and trust to guide you on your journey to recovery. Our team of dedicated professionals is well-versed in evidence-based therapies like CBT, mindfulness-based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy ensuring you receive the highest quality care. Discover the path to relief, joy, and freedom from somatic symptom disorder with our expert guidance.

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Signs of Somatic Symptom Disorder: What It Looks Like

Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is a mental condition in which people experience somatic, or physical, symptoms that are not explained by a medical condition. SSD can impact many areas of life, such as work and personal relationships. People with this diagnosis may miss school or social engagements due to concerns regarding their health. People with this diagnosis may get multiple medical evaluations, even when reassured there are no underlying medical issues.

SSD clients usually also reject the notion that symptoms are psychosomatic even when medical tests are negative. Somatic symptom disorder is a real condition that causes significant distress. If you or someone you know may potentially have SSD talk to a therapist. Treatment is available for this mental disorder.

Symptoms of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Symptoms of SSD include:

Psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help treat SSD.

Symptoms of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Causes of Somatic Symptom Disorder

The causes of somatic symptom disorder may differ depending on the person, however, some causes include:

Not everyone who has these risk factors will develop SSD. A therapist can help you understand the underlying causes of SSD and develop a treatment plan specific to you.

Embrace Healing The Power of Trust in Therapeutic Relationships

“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Proven treatments for somatic symptom disorder include:

Early intervention is important for SSD. Treatment should be tailored to each individual. Therapy may work best with the collaboration of the therapist, client, and family.

Medications for Somatic Symptom Disorder

Medications are not the first line of treatment for somatic symptom disorder but may be helpful in combination with psychotherapy.

Medications for SSD include:

Medications are not used to treat SSD but may be used to treat co-occurring symptoms of SSD such as depression and anxiety.

How to Get Help for Someone With Somatic Symptom Disorder

Helping someone with SSD can be challenging, but the most important thing to help your loved one is your understanding and empathy.

Here are some things you can do to help someone with SSD:

Remember that as a family member, you can provide support, although this does not replace the important role of a therapist. Only a professional can help treat the underlying causes of SSD.

Don’t let somatic symptom disorder hold you back any longer. Contact us now to schedule your initial session and take the first step toward lasting healing.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.