Mental illnesses with physical symptoms forum?

Mental illnesses with physical symptoms forum?

Postby conversion&converse » March 19th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Hello. I just joined and was looking at all the subthreads of mental illnesses and didn't see one for my biggest, current issue. I've been diagnosed with Conversion Disorder which is one of the Somatic Symptom Disorders in the DSM-5. Some other disorders that are similar are Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES). There's a school of thought that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and similar illnesses are closely related as well.

Can there be a forum about our mental illness and our physical body? I don't want to move too far away from the heart of what this show is about but there's a whole class of mental illness that is largely expressed physically. It's misunderstood, often times shit on by professionals, can be very disabling, highly resistant to medicinal intervention, and has a bad historical reputation.

Thanks so much!
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