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Is Pain be Psychosomatic? [Quiz]

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It can be tempting to draw assumptions once the pain is gone. Taking the hit and hoping it won’t happen again, especially if there are different possibilities as to what could have caused it. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, with sufferers of a psychosomatic disorder, the mind can draw pain well within our realm before we can recognize it.

Psychosomatic, when broken down, translates to “psyche” or mind, and “soma” or body. Therefore, a psychosomatic disorder affects both the mind and body. This is somewhat of a complex term, as it can respectively refer to two aspects of experiencing pain. It can facilitate the onset of pain, as well as affect existing pain or disease.

What Happens to a Psychosomatic Sufferer?

For example, a person with a psychosomatic disorder may experience physical symptoms indicative of a disease when there is no disease present. Another case may involve someone who is experiencing an illness that later becomes worsened by mental activity.

Have you ever heard the term or considered if this could be happening to you? Take our quiz for a better idea of where you may stand.

There is an argument that all physical diseases contain a mental component and are always influenced by our mental state and health. Yet, certain diseases that are more susceptible to this type of cause.

While symptoms associated with the psychosomatic disorder can vary, those closely related are similar to anxiousness. One can experience chest pain, stomach problems, difficulty breathing, sweating, and more. These stem from the irregularity of the nervous system. Anxiety itself can be onset psychosomatically.

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The range in possibilities of how this type of disease relates to the body is expansive, and not the same for everyone. A medical diagnosis is required to confirm whether or not an individual suffers from psychosomatic symptoms. If you’re concerned, this may pertain to you, talk to your doctor for more information on diagnosis and individualized treatment.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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