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7. Somatic Symptom Disorders
 
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7. Somatic Symptom Disorders

Somatic symptom disorders: Somatic symptom disorders include a range of presentations. In the veteran population, chronic pain problems, health anxiety (i.e., hypochondriasis) and psychological factors affecting existing medical conditions are the most likely presentations. Somatic symptoms are associated with high rates of comorbid anxiety and depression.

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