Study Says Pandemic Led Psychosomatic Disease Cases to Rise

A psychiatrist lists the most common psychosomatic illnesses: feeling unspecific and generalized pain or symptoms that can be part of any illness such as tiredness, gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea or constipation), itching, trembling of the extremities, skin spots and shortness of breath.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An individual experiences specific pain or discomfort and, after seeing a doctor and undergoing medical exams, finds that the problem has an emotional cause. These are psychosomatic illnesses, which present physical symptoms, with no laboratory or imaging exam detecting any physical features that could cause the affliction.

The origin of psychosomatic illnesses is always emotional, "but the symptoms manifest in the body, that is, a symptom that can not be explained by organic cause or medical exams, but that is real and is harmful to the individual. It's quite common in anxious people who tend . . .

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