Somatic Symptom Disorder



Experts may reach a consensus that a person has somatic symptom disorder when the individual focuses too much on some physical discomfort such as pain, weakness of shortness of breath. The person then has too many thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to the symptom.

Symptoms

  •  Disproportionate and persistent thoughts about the seriousness of one’s symptoms
  •  Persistently high level of anxiety about health or symptoms
  •  Excessive time and energy devoted to these symptoms or health concerns

If any one of these tendencies persist for a period of six months, even if not continuously, the person may be in need of professional help.

CAN TREATMENT HELP?
The effectiveness of psychotherapies on reducing anxiety, stress and phobia is well established. In particular, cognitive behaviour therapy and clinical hypnotherapy have shown the most encouraging results.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS OUR TREATMENT?
Our panel has highly trained and qualified mental health professionals with competence as either cognitive behaviour therapists, clinical hypnotherapists, clinical and counselling psychologists. They have the necessary skills, competence and experience to help people overcome difficulties after determining the type of disorder and the right approach for that condition.
Medication is not usually recommended in the treatment of mild to moderate psychological problems. However, in some cases, it may be helpful to consider a combined approach of counselling and medication and we will advise on the right way to go about it.
Our team of psychotherapists are highly trained and qualified mental health professionals with competence as either Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, clinical Hypnotherapists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists. Our mental health professionals have the necessary skills, competence and experience to help you.