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Conversion DIsorder

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 102
Professor
Ron Babin
Semester
Fall

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 People with this have a long history of multiple physical complainants for which they have taken medicine or consulted doctors  Ppl with conversion disorder report the loss of moor or sensory function such as paralysis, an anaesthesia (loss of sensation) or blindness  Indiv with pain disorder suffer from severe and prolonged pain  Hypochondriacs is the misinterpretation of minor physical sensations as serious illness  Ppl with body dysmorphic are preoccupied with an imagined defect in their appearance Dissociative disorder  Sudden alteration in consciousness that affects memory and identity  Ppl with dissociative amnesia may forget their entire past or lose their memory for a patriclaulr time period  With dissociative fugue the indiv suddenly and unexpectedly travels to a new locale, starts a new life and cannot remember his or her previous identity;  The person with dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personally) possesses two or more distinct personalities each complex and dominate one at a time  Depersonalization disorder is a severe and disruptive feeling of self estrangement or unreality Sexual and gender identity disorders  Lists three principal subcategories  In the Paraphilias the sources of sexual gratification –as in exhibitionism, voyeurism, sadism, and machoism—are unconventional  Ppl with sexual dysfunctions are unable to complete the usual sexual response cycle. Inability to maintain an erection, premature ejaculation and inhibition of orgasms are ex of their problem  Ppl with gender identity disorder feel extreme discomfort with their anatomical sex and identify themselves as members of the opposite sex Sleep disorders  Two major subcategories of sleep disorders distinguished in DSM-IV-TR  In the dyssomnias, sleep is disturbed in amount(the person is not able to maintain sleep or sleeps too much), quality(the person does not feel rested after sleep) or timing (the person experiences inability to sleep during conventional sleep times)  In the parasomnias, an unusual event occurs during sleep (nightmares, sleepwalking) Eating disorders  Fall into two major categories  In anorexia nervosa the person avoids eating and becomes emaciated, usually cuz of an intense fear of becoming fat  In bulimia nervosa frequent episodes of binge eating are coupled with compensatory activities such as self induced vomiting and heavy use of laxatives Factitious disorder  A diagnosis of factitious disorder is applied to ppl who intentionally produce or complain of physical or psychological symptoms, apparently cuz of a psychological need to assume the role of a sick person. Adjustment disorders  Involves the development of emotional or beh symptoms following the occurrence of a major life stressors. However the symptoms that ensue do not meet diagnostic criteria fo
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