Psychosomatic Disorders or Mind-Body Disorders

Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be caused or made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety.

Psychosomatic disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders found in general practice. It is a condition of dysfunction or structural damage in bodily organs through inappropriate activation of the involuntary nervous system and the glands of internal secretion.

Treatment for Psychosomatic or Mind-Body Disorders

Psychosomatic medicine is considered a subspecialty of the fields of psychiatry and neurology. Medical treatments and psychotherapy are typically used to treat psychosomatic disorders. Consult with your physician for the best treatment for you.