Re: The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill
The last paragraph in Steven A King's response - about not understanding why genital area pain has been considered psychological - really cheered me up.
Any doctor or psychiatrist who would try that on me would get blasted. Left to tear up during first childbirth, now having a prolapsed uterus which brings about frequent UTIs and other problems, causes a lot of genital area pain and discomfort and anyone trying to blame this on anything but medical reasons would be way out in left field.
Pain "down there" started occuring a long time before the prolapse was complete, probably because it sets in during the process of prolapsing - although I state once again that I have no big diploma. Of course, one has to remember how women's pain is too often labeled as hysterical!
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