Dr. Franco published an article on GoodTherapy.org, discussing how emotional trauma can seriously affect your physical wellbeing. If you are experiencing chronic pain or other physical symptoms your doctor can’t explain, it may be due to emotional issues in your life. This can be helped by seeing a psychotherapist.
If you don’t allow yourself to properly acknowledge an emotional issue, especially a traumatic emotional issue, it will eventually be expressed in some way. Now known as Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) or Conversion Disorder, there is a range of symptoms without a physical cause that may be connected to emotional trauma. These issues may affect the body’s ability to function.
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