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Abnormal Psych Ch 8

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PSYC 3140
Joel Goldberg

Ch 8 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorder81 Somatoform DisorderSomatoform Disorder group of disorders in which ppl experience physical symptoms w no organic cause they truly experience the symptoms and have no control over themsymptoms can pass when the psych factors causing them are resolved Problem w this disorder is that it is hard to determine if the symptoms are truly based just on physical problems which are just hard to detect Pseudocyesis a somatoform disorder where a women thinks they are pregnant but is notDistinctions bw Somatoform disorders and related disordersPsychosomatic disorders problems that have an organic root but get worse based on psychological problems like stressMalingering people fake symptoms to avoid an unwanted situationFactitious disorders people fake a disorder to get medical attn Factitious disorders by proxy when parents fake or create illness to their children to get attn to themself Five types of somatoform disorders include conversion somatization pain hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder Body dysmorphic is the only disorder that does not include a physical symptom Conversion disorder Most dramatic type People lose functioning in parts of their bodies blindness paralysis coordination or hearing this happens normally right after a extreme psych stressorLa belle indifference the beautiful indifference when ppl feel completely unconcerned about the loss of their functioning Conversion disorder is extremely rare and is also hard to diagnosis with physical problems that are simply always hard to diagnosis 415 of organic illnesses are given a conversion disorder diagnosis first
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