PSY240H1 Chapter Notes -False Pregnancy, Dissociative Identity Disorder, America One

39 views10 pages
30 Jun 2011
School
Department
Course
Professor
sangriahorse403 and 8 others unlocked
PSY240H1 Full Course Notes
1
PSY240H1 Full Course Notes
Verified Note
1 document

Document Summary

Somatoform disorders are not the same as the psychosomatic disorders, which are medical disorders in which people have actual physical illness or defect, e. g high blood pressure, which can be documented and worsened by psychological factors, e. g stress. Somatoform and pain disorders subjective experience of many physical symptoms, with no organic causes. Actual physical illness present and psychological factors seem to be contributing to the illness, e. g. high blood pressure. Deliberate faking of physical symptoms to avoid an unpleasant situation, such as military duty. Deliberate faking of physical illness to gain medical attention. Deliberate faking or even creation of physical illness in ones child to gain attention for oneself. Authorities must be careful accusing a parent of causing harm to his/her child because of great repercussions of falsely accusing parents, e. g ruining: careers, family. Symptoms: somatization disorder involves a long history of multiple physical complaints for which people have sought treatment but for which there is no apparent organic cause.

Get access

Grade+20% off
$8 USD/m$10 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers

Related Documents

Related Questions