What is it?

Psychogenic pain refers to a pain disorder linked to psychological factors. There could be several types of psychogenic pain including headaches, muscle pain, back pain and stomach pain. Psychological factors may include beliefs, fears, and emotions.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include headaches, muscle pain, back pain and stomach pain.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. The diagnosis is given only after ruling out all other causes for pain. Further evaluation may include blood tests, urine tests and imaging tests.


Treatment may include psychotherapy, antidepressant medicine and painkillers.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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