Somatic delusions are a delusion that can significantly impact a person's perception of their body and bodily functions. In this note, we will examine the definition, prevalence, causes, and treatment of somatic delusions.
The precise cause of somatic delusions is not entirely clear. However, research suggests that factors such as genetics, environmental stressors, and abnormalities in brain function may contribute to the development of somatic delusions.
Somatic delusions are a type of delusion that can have a significant impact on a person's perception of their body and overall well-being. Early detection and treatment can help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
- Somatic Delusions. Merck Manual. Retrieved from https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric-disorders/somatic-symptom-and-related-disorders/somatic-delusions
- Somatic Delusions. Psychiatric Times. Retrieved from https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/somatic-delusions
- Yonkers, K. A. (2018). Management of somatic symptom disorder. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(14), 1373-1382.