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Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB32H3
Professor
Konstantine Zakzanis
Semester
Fall

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CHAPTER 7SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS Somatoform Disorders Somatoform disorders Bodily symptoms that suggest a physical defect or dysfunction but no physiological basis can be foundAssumed to be psychologically causedMore common than dissociative which are rarePain disorderPsychological factors play a significant role in the onset and maintenance of painPain causes significant stress and impairmentSignificant greymatter decreases in the prefrontal cingulated and insular cortex regions of the brain known to be critically involved in the modulation of subjective painDSM includes three subtypes 1 Pain Disorder associated Psychological Factors 2Pain Disorder associated with both Psychological Factors and a General Medical Condition 3 Pain Disorder associated with a General Medical ConditionDSM Specifiers Acute less than 6 months in durationChronic more than 6 monthsPain is a biosociopsycho process Commonly patients have comorbitity Iatrogenic disability person will avoid unpleasant activities to secure attention and sympathyPeople with actual pain find it easier to localize the pain and can identify var
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