Scottsdale Mental Health and Wellness Institute (SMHWI) is a center of excellence providing premier psychiatric services including psychosomatic treatment in Arizona. Psychosomatic medicine is a complete approach to the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral needs of our patients. A psychosomatic disorder involves both mind and body. Some medical conditions are especially prone to cause worsened anxiety and depression. Stress may also affect physical conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, pain, and blood pressure.

The relation between mental and physical illness is well known. Our psychiatrists are recognized experts in the field of psychosomatic psychiatry and are at the forefront of diagnosis, therapeutics, and research of illnesses in this field. This allows our physicians and psychiatrists ways to discuss how to best manage patients with psychosomatic mental illness.

Scottsdale Mental Health and Wellness Institute psychiatrists, medical doctors, and others in our team have extensive knowledge of physical, social, and neurological disorders and their relation to abnormal illness. This allows us to implement targeted therapies for psychosomatic patients.

The application of psychosomatic illness treatment can help our patients achieve mental and physical wellness.

What Is a Psychosomatic Illness?

A psychosomatic illness involves the occurrence of physical symptoms with no clear medical cause. Symptoms may include fatigue, aches and pains, indigestion, headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, dizziness, and more. This condition is often stigmatized as being “in your head.” This is why many people who experience psychosomatic health issues often feel shame and avoid treatment, however, this condition can have a serious impact on one’s health.

Many factors can play a role in the ailment, such as personality traits, genetics, learned behaviors, and biological factors. Fortunately, there is therapy for psychosomatic disorders. A psychiatrist can help a patient learn how to cope and understand the condition. This can help improve the patient’s symptoms so he or she can better function in daily life. Treatment is tailored to the patient’s needs and may include prescription medication. Psychosomatic disorder treatment is important to consider alongside treatment of general psychiatric disorders.