Somatization disorder

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What is somatization disorder?

Somatization disorder is a condition where physical pain and symptoms are related to psychological factors. This can occurs in response to psychosocial stress and generally persists after the acute stressor has resolved. Some symptoms include, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and loss of sexual desire.

Common symptoms reported by people with somatization disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for somatization disorder

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Compare treatments taken by people with somatization disorder

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Who has somatization disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 14 say somatization disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 6
30s 11
40s 12
50s 11
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from somatization disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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