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4.somat_dissoc - Somatoform Disorders Somatoform Disorders...

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1 Somatoform Disorders Somatoform Disorders Preoccupation with health, physical appearance and functioning No identifiable medical cause DSM-IV Somatoform Disorders Hypochondriasis Somatization disorder Conversion disorder Pain disorder Body dysmorphic disorder Hypochondriasis Clinical Description Physical complaints; no clear cause Severe anxiety over having a serious disease Strong disease conviction Medical reassurance useless Statistics Prevalence unknown Onset at any age, chronic
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2 Hypochondriasis: Causes and Treatment Causes Cognitive perceptual distortions Familial history of illness Treatment Challenge illness-related misinterpretations Substantial and sensitive reassurance Stress management and coping strategies Integrative model of causes of Hypochondriasis Somatization Disorder Clinical Description Extensive physical complaints before age 30 Marked impairment Focus on symptoms, not illness Symptoms become the person’s identity Statistics Rare Onset usually in adolescence Mostly affects unmarried, low SES women Runs a chronic course
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3 Somatization Disorder: Causes and Treatment Causes Familial history of illness Antisocial personality disorder? Weak behavioral inhibition system Treatment Resistant Limit visits Assign “gatekeeper” physician Behavioral approaches Conversion Disorder Clinical Description Physical malfunctioning without organic pathology Typically sensory-motor areas La belle indifference Retain most normal functions, but unaware Statistics Rare condition, chronic intermittent course Females, onset in adolescence
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYC 163 taught by Professor Rose during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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