February 14, 2013

Somatic Symptom Disorder

Posted in WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , at 5:32 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
OMGosh! Another way to let your doctor, the drug companies, etc… get away with anything they wish to!
~ For years now doctors are trained to treat symptoms “only”… Many docs only consider a few symptoms you have for a dx …
~ I also know for a fact when deemed mentally ill you and your family have a real hard time getting you un dx’d or out!
~ 1st hand: A man i had legal care over was deemed mental by the hospital MD and psychiatrist… They never asked his symptoms, nor checked the drug levels in his body! Depakote was 3 points over the legal limit for the body! He was passing out at the end of every month spending a week in the hospital for 6 months… I told the blood doctor of our concerns, he was released that afternoon! I watched him have minor to severe stroke symptoms the last time… The scenario turned to a malpractice case set up… An atty congratulated me cause he could not get his mother out of the “mentally ill” grasp…
Keep a journal on symptoms, calls, all tests run on you, etc… pertaining to “YOU”!

Morgellons - A Mundane Approach

Does somatic symptom disorder really exist?

depressedpatientThe fifth edition of psychiatry’s official diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), has gone to print with a new diagnosis included that could easily label millions of normal Americans as mentally ill.

“Somatic symptom disorder” is a new entity that the American Psychiatric Association would have us believe suddenly exists.  To merit the diagnosis a person need only report a single physical symptom that he or she finds distressing or disruptive to daily life for at least six months, along with just one of the following being true:

a) The person has disproportionate, persistent thoughts about the seriousness of their symptoms.

b) The person reports or displays a persistently high level of anxiety about his or her health or symptoms.

c) The person is devoting excessive time and energy to his or her symptoms or health concerns.

Mind you, studies by the…

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