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Disorders Related to Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)

Illness anxiety disorder—previously referred to as “hypochondriasis”—concerns individuals who are preoccupied with having or getting an illness. Unlike somatic symptom disorder, a person with this disorder generally does not experience symptoms.

Conversion disorder—or functional neurological symptom disorder—is a condition without physical cause in which symptoms affect a person’s perception, sensation or movement. This may include numbness, blindness or trouble walking. Symptoms tend to come on suddenly and may last for a long time or go away quickly.

Factitious disorder—involves individuals producing or faking physical or mental illness when not sick or intentionally making a minor illness worse. They may also create an illness or injury in another person, such as faking the symptoms of their child.


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