disorders chart - Disorders Symptoms-chronic symptoms that...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Disorders Symptoms Rates Age/Gender/ Sociocultural differences Psychological Causal/Risk Factors Biological Factors Treatment Somatic Symptom Factitious disorder- person intentionally produces psychological and physical symptoms to obtain benefits of playing “sick role” Malingering disorder- person is intentionally producing or grossly exaggerating physical symptoms and is motivated by external incentives like avoiding work -chronic symptoms that are distressing to them and experience dysfunctional thought, feelings and/or behaviors 1. disproportionate and persistent thoughts about the seriousness of one’s symptoms 2. persistently high level of anxiety about health or symptoms 3. excessive time and energy devoted to these symptoms and health concerns -more likely to be female , nonwhite, less educated -comorbidity with depression and anxiety -cognitive style that leads them to be hypersensitive to their bodily sensations Hypochondriasis (no longer, somatic symptom disorder)- preoccupied either with fears of contracting a serious disease or with the idea that of having that disease even though they do not -person cannot be reassured by the results of a medical evaluation - fear of having a disease persists despite lack of medical evidence -2 to 7 percent -occurs equally between men and women -early adulthood more common -comorbidity with
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern