PSY240H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Talking Cure, Hypnotic Susceptibility, Psychogenic Amnesia

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The onset of both classes of disorders is typically related to some stressful experience, and the two classes sometimes co-occur. Somatoform and dissociative disorders are related to anxiety b/c in the early versions of the dsm, all these disorders were under the heading of neuroses b/c anxiety was considered the predominant underlying factor in each case. Psychological problems take a physical form: not under voluntary control, overall dsm-iv categories of somatoform disorder. Thought to be linked to anxiety and all psychologically caused. Symptoms interference with lifestyle (eg. disruptive effects: cognitive factors (separate from the ias) A previous experience of illness and related medical factors. The presence of inflexible or negative cognitive assumption are always a sign of serious illness. They may experience paralysis of arms or legs; seizures and coordination disturbances; a sensation of prickling, tingling or creeping on the skin, insensitivity to pain; or loss of impairment of sensations (anaesthesias)

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