Somatic Symptom Disorder | Illness Anxiety Disorder | Conversion Disorder (Functional
Neurological Symptom Disorder) | Psychological Factors Affecting Other
Medical Conditions | Factitious Disorder | Other Specified Somatic Symptom and Related
Disorder | Unspecified Somatic Symptom and Related
Somatic symptom disorder and other disorders
with prominent somatic symptoms constitute a new category in DSM-5
called somatic symptom and related disorders. This
chapter includes the diagnoses of somatic symptom
disorder, illness anxiety disorder, conversion disorder
(functional neurological symptom disorder), psychological
factors affecting other medical conditions, factitious
disorder, other specified somatic
symptom and related disorder, and unspecified
somatic symptom and related disorder. All of the
disorders in this chapter share a common feature: the prominence
of somatic symptoms associated with significant distress and impairment.
Individuals with disorders with prominent somatic symptoms are commonly
encountered in primary care and other medical settings but are less
commonly encountered in psychiatric and other mental health settings.
These reconceptualized diagnoses, based on a reorganization of DSM-IV
somatoform disorder diagnoses, are more useful for primary care
and other medical (nonpsychiatric) clinicians.