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Physical complaints are common in children. As many as 1 in 10 children will complain of an ache, pain, or worry about their body on any given day. Sometimes when there is no medical illness that fully explains the complaint, it may be that emotions are being felt as physical symptoms. Physical symptoms of emotional distress are called somatic symptoms. The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on Physical Symptoms of Emotional Distress: Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders for families.