Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This episode from the series Trouble in Mind addresses the mental health disorder known as psychosomatic illness. Host Jaclyn Smith leads a discussion on some of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for the disease. Psychosomatic illness is one which manifests in the body without an organic cause for it. Rather, an imbalance in the mind causes physical symptoms. There are those in the medical field who argue that all illness is psychosomatic in origin, at least to some degree. Others disagree with this position. Various treatments to alleviate suffering caused by the disorder are discussed.
disease, hypochondriac, paranoia, psychosomatic, psychosomatic-illness