Yes, in fact, there is a diagnosis for “psychological factors affecting other medical conditions.” This diagnosis is given when a medical symptom or condition (other than a mental disorder) is present, with psychological or behavioral factors adversely affecting the medical condition in one of the following ways:
The diagnosis also requires that the psychological and behavioral factors are not better explained by another mental disorder (e.g., panic disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder).
Mental Health Library Sources:
Information included in all topics of the Mental Health Library comes from the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 and Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Complete diagnostic and treatment information may be found within these publications.
Information within the Mental Health Library is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis purposes. Rather, it is provided as a public educational service to make people aware of mental health conditions. Please consult a qualified mental health professional for a diagnosis of any suspected mental health illness.
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