I’m a little confused. It seems like “Somatization” is TMS, but it’s a relatively mainstream diagnosis in the DSM manual. Why all the controversy about TMS then? Could it be that we are just suffering from somatization, but never encountered the right psychologist or doctor who recognized that diagnosis and so instead ended up in this fringe TMS world? Maybe we are the patients who were so focused on physical pain that we went to pain doctors and got physical diagnoses, but if we had gone to therapists we would have received this relatively mainstream diagnosis “Somatization” and avoided all the difficulties of subscribing to a fringe theory? In TMS world we hear constantly about how physical pain being psychologically caused is not a mainstream idea, and Sarno was ostracized by the medical community, but Somatization is a diagnosis right there in the manual sitting on every therapist’s/psychiatrist’s desk. I’m so confused; is it mainstream or not?