Brenda has back pain from an injury that she sustained in a car accident. Because of the pain, Brenda experiences a lot of stress. Her doctor believes that the stress has made Brenda’s back pain worse. Which statement best explains why this scenario represents a psychosomatic disease and not a somatoform disorder? There is a physical illness associated with it. Stress is a major contributor to the illness. A doctor has analyzed the symptoms of the illness. The illness affects a specific part of the body.

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the answer is the illness affects a specific part of the body

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