Somatic symptom disorder is common in the clinic specialties and primary care settings. Theycan be challenging for the physician, distressing and functionally disabling for the patient. Often psychiatry referral is sought and as psychiatrists we may feel disempowered with this symptoms. Often nomenclature and patient's perception of this regarding their somatic symptoms often impact the engagement of this patient group with psychiatry and the Psychiatrist's ability to offer therapeutic interventions and functional changes for the patient.
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