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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2022

Pages: 78-95

Date of Publication: 31-Jan-2022

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The Process Behind the Origin of Symptoms That are Medically Unexplained

Author: Sushmita Gupta, Shrinidhi Sathish

Category: Health Studies


Medically Unexplained Symptoms are somatic complaints that lack a physiological explanation thus imposing a challenge on the biomedical model. This is due to a missed communication or significant alteration in the bi-directional relationship of the body and mind. The essential aspect of this body-mind relationship i.e., the process of interoception is explored and its importance is highlighted as how an alteration in the process can lead to a lack in the homeostasis of the body. The aim of the paper is to explore the aspects of the interoceptive process as a health promotive agent in the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms. The results highlight the need for research in the mechanism behind medically unexplained symptoms and interoception also the necessary interventions required for providing effective treatments in order to avoid such symptoms.

Keywords: medically unexplained symptoms, interoception, health promotion, bodymind relationship

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2022.4104