Bodily distress disorder
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Bodily Distress Disorder (BDD), also known as Bodily Distress Syndrome, is a mental health disorder, involving psychological distress resulting from physical symptoms. Bodily Distress Disorder has been proposed as a new diagnosis in ICD-11.
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Controversy[edit | edit source]
There has been concern from researchers, clinicians, patients with ME/CFS, chronic pain patients and others that a medical condition with a biological cause may be diagnosed with Bodily Distress Disorder instead of a physical illness, which could result in the denial of medical tests to establish the correct diagnosis, the denial of medical care, and for severely ill patients possibly forced psychiatric treatment or hospitalization, such as that experienced by Karina Hansen and Sophia Mirza.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 2019, Bodily Distress Syndrome: Concerns About Scientific Credibility in Research and Implementation(Full text)
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Spandler, Helen; Allen, Meg (August 16, 2017). "Contesting the psychiatric framing of ME/CFS" (PDF). Social Theory & Health. 16 (2): 127–141. doi:10.1057/s41285-017-0047-0. ISSN 1477-8211.
- O’Leary, D. (June 30, 2018). "Bodily distress syndrome: Concerns about scientific credibility in research and implementation". Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry. 18 (2): 67–77t. doi:10.4024/07LE18A.jbpc.18.02.