Somatic symptom disorder test

Somatic symptom disorder test

Somatic symptom disorder facts


This somatic symptom disorder test can be used to see whether or not you may meet the criteria for somatic symptom disorder (SSD). However, this questionnaire can not be used as a diagnostic tool and does not provide conclusive advice regarding your mental state, however, this somatic symptom disorder test could point you in the right direction regarding treatment.
Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is a mental disorder that focuses on physical symptoms and the emotional distress it causes. A person with SSD suffers from physical symptoms, but they cannot be (fully) explained by a medical condition. It is possible that you think you have SSD, but in reality, you could have a general medical condition. It is also possible that your general practitioner can not explain why you suffer from known somatic symptoms based on your medical condition. In case of the latter, it may be helpful to take the somatic symptom disorder test to see if you meet certain criteria for SSD and to see if visiting a therapist is recommended.
 

 
If left untreated, SSD symptoms can get worse over time, because people with SSD may start avoiding certain sensations and change their behaviour in such ways that it causes other pains and discomforts. In any case, if you have the feeling that these symptoms are not disappearing over time, please visit a general practitioner or a psychiatrist/therapist.
This test won’t take more than 3 minutes of your time and shows immediate results with a recommendation.
 
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Sometimes people develop SSD after experiencing a traumatic event. If this is the case, please take the PTSD test (the link will appear in the results page). Both test results can be useful for the therapist and general practitioner to evaluate/analyse your situation and to offer you the best treatment possible.
 
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    At Barends Psychology Practice, we offer (online) therapy for somatic symptom disorder. Contact us to schedule a first, free of charge, online session. (Depending on your health insurance, treatment may be reimbursed).

     
     
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    Welcome to the Somatic symptom disorder questionnaire

    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by stomach pain
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by back pain
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by pain in your arms, legs, or joints (knees, hips, etc.)
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by headaches
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by chest pain
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by dizziness
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by fainting spells
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by feeling your heart pound or race
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by shortness of breath
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by pain or problems during sexual intercourse
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by constipation, loose bowels, or diarrhea
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by nausea, gas, or indigestion
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by feeling tired or having low energy
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by trouble sleeping
    During the past 7 days, how much have you been bothered by mentrual cramps or other problems with your periods (WOMEN ONLY)
    Do you have troubling thoughts about the seriousness of one's symptoms?
    Are you experiencing anxiety about your health or these symptoms on a daily basis?
    How mucht time and energy do you devote to these symptoms or health concerns (taking care of/thinking/talking/reading up on it)?
    At least one of these symptoms is present for 6 months (perhaps not continuously, but recurring frequently):


     
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