PSYB32H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Factitious Disorder, Psychogenic Amnesia

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Pain disorder- psychological factors play a significant role in the onset and maintenance of pain; Dsm includes three subtypes, with the highlighted one being pain disorder associated with both psychological factors and a general medical condition. Iatrogenic disability is where the individual will avoid unpleasant activities to secure attention and sympathy. Dsm specifiers: acute (less than 6 months in duration); chronic (more than 6 months) Persons with a histrionic personality disorder (someone who is seeking attention) often will have a pain disorder as well. Hypochondrias is: somebody who has a preoccupation with fears of having a serious illness; about 5% of the population will suffer from some sort of hypochondriac state; age of onset is early adulthood; Different from a conversion disorder is that complaints in a conversion disorder are limited to neurological symptoms such as a sudden loss of vision, paralysis, seizures, balance difficulties, coordination problems, insensitivity to pain.

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