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First it is important to know that psychosomatic symptoms do not cause neuropathy. But neuropathic pain
tend to increase in severity in presence of anxiety
due to somatisation of these illness.
Distinguishing neuropathic pain from psychosomatic complaints is a clinical challenge to physician. Following clinical faeture help in identifying psychosomatic pain or exacerbation of neuropathic pain by somatisation:
-Distribution of area of pain, atypical to neuropathic pain area.
-Severity of pain is more than expected
-Temporal relationship of complaints to anxiety and depressive symptoms.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.
Dr. Ashish Mittal