Psycho-physiological disorders are categorized in the DSM-IV-TR under mental disturbances that arise from psychological dysfunction, existing disorders or other difficulties manifested through physical symptoms. These physical symptoms, however, cannot be traced back to any serious physical disease or origin, nor are they under the conscious control of the patient.
Describe the category of psycho-physiological disorders. What are some of the unique features of psycho-physiological disorders? How are some people able to avoid the negative effects of the risk factors associated with these disorders? Use the Ashford University Library to locate at least one peer-reviewed article that was published within the last five years to support your argument. Your article must be cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.