Somatization: Common treatments

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Treatment for somatic symptoms is most effective when it is provided by a range of health-care professionals. Discover the various medical, mental health and rehabilitation supports that can help your child or teen.

​Key points

  • A somatic symptom action plan can help children and teens feel less distressed and more in control of their symptoms.
  • Children and teens should see their primary care doctor regularly to monitor their symptoms and progress towards goals.
  • Treatment options include rehabilitation, psychotherapy (talk therapy), behavioural approaches and parenting training.
Last updated: January 7th 2019