Abnormal Psychology Chapter 6 Textbook Notes

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PSYC 110
Dr.Steven Del Chiaro

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Chapter 6 Textbook Notes Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders 1 Somatoform disorders a Five basics somatoform disorders i Hypochondriasis 1 Symptoms a Several anxiety is focused on the possibility of having a serious disease b Seems so real that reassurance from doctors do not helpc Anxiety or fear that one has a serious disease2 Statistics a Between 1 to 14 of medical patients are diagnosed with hypochondriasis b Median prevalence rate is 67c Spread fairly evenly across various phases of adulthood 3 Causes a Thoughts emotional social contributions b Restricted concept of health c Overreaction of stress d Happens after stressrelated event e Act of focusing increases arousal and makes physical sensation seem more intense than they really are4 Treatment a Relatively little is known about treatingb Uncover unconscious conflicts through psychodynamic psychotherapyc Reassurance and education seems to be effective d Drugs like antidepressants ii Somatization Disorder 1 Symptoms a History of many physical complaints beginning before age 30 that occur over several years and result in treatment being sought or significant impairment in social occupational and other areas of functioning2 Statistics a Rare b Require 13 out of 35 symptoms to be diagnosis c Prevalence 44 d 166 patients in primary care setting
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