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Prior to the release of the DSM-5, these disorders were called Somatoform Disorders and also commonly known as Conversion Disorders. They included Conversion Disorder, Hypochondriasis, and Somatization Disorder. Those with one of these conditions have bodily or physical symptoms, not mental health ones. They usually see a medical doctor first for treatment.
This category now includes 5 major disorders including:
Those with these disorders aren't diagnosed by the symptoms that they are having. Instead, it is by the way that they are showing those symptoms and h...More