Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 706--708

Somatic symptoms after sexual behavior with fear of four sexually transmitted diseases: A proposal of novel disorder


Kentaro Iwata1, Yoshiaki Katsuda2 
1 Division of Infectious Diseases Therapeutics, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
2 Department of Social Welfare, Kansai Fukushi Daigaku, Hyogo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Kentaro Iwata
Division of Infectious Diseases, Kobe University Hospital, Kusunokicho 7-5-2, Chuoku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0017
Japan

Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) often leads to frequent doctor visit not only to psychiatrists but also to various kinds of physicians. We encountered four cases of SSD, particularly associated with sexual intercourse and fear of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To best of our knowledge, there is no independent clinical entity assigned to this phenomenon. Here, we propose a variation of SSD called four STD as an independent clinical entity since the presentation of this disorder is very distinctive, and lack of awareness of it may lead to unnecessary laboratory workup and antimicrobial prescription as well as augmented anxiety of the patients with potential DQdoctor shopping.DQ Further studies are needed to elucidate the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder.


How to cite this article:
Iwata K, Katsuda Y. Somatic symptoms after sexual behavior with fear of four sexually transmitted diseases: A proposal of novel disorder.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:706-708


How to cite this URL:
Iwata K, Katsuda Y. Somatic symptoms after sexual behavior with fear of four sexually transmitted diseases: A proposal of novel disorder. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 21 ];5:706-708
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