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somatization disorder

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by LaraLakkis, May 25, 2018.

  1. LaraLakkis

    LaraLakkis Newcomer

    I have read about somatization disorder ... do you think that TMS and somatization disorder are the same ?
  2. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes! These terms are interchangeable and refer to the same thing. This also goes for conversion disorder, central sensitization, overactive sympathetic nervous system, functional neurological disorder, etc.
  3. Huckleberry

    Huckleberry Well known member

    Not really. Somatization/conversion disorder are recognised by the medical community whilst TMS is at best viewed with scepticism. I think the crucial thing is the Freudian psychological theory of causality that Sarno saw as a defining factor of TMS. Many of Sarno’s TMS theories were actually nothing new or groundbreaking but adding the Freudian angle made it fundamentally different.

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