Somatic symptom and related disorders: 5 somatic symptom disorders are listed in dsm-5: somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder, psychological factors affecting medical condition, conversion disorder, and factitious disorder; in each, concern is with function of bodies. Improve interactions, relationships that don"t depend on sick role, part time employment. Clinical description: conversion disorders: physical malfunctioning that has no organic pathology to account for it, suggest neurological disease affecting sensory-motor systems, blindness, paralysis, aphonia, mutism, loss of sense of touch, seizures etc. Unconscious mental processes: we can receive and process sensory information without being aware of it. If patients believe diagnosis of conversion disorder, more likely to recover because the expect that the symptoms are just a psychological product, not a physical. In some cultures, conversion symptoms are common in religious or healing rituals i. e. seizures, trances, paralysis; held in high esteem, speaks to god, etc. In some cases, interpersonal relations are more important than biological vulnerability.