Chapter 7-Outline

Chapter 7-Outline - Chapter 7 Somatoform & Dissociative...

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Chapter 7 Somatoform Disorders A pattern of physical complaints with largely psychosocial causes Two types: o Hysterical somatoform disorders—individuals suffer actual changes in their physical functioning 1. conversion disorder—when a psychosocial conflict or need is converted into dramatic physical symptoms that affect voluntary control or sensory functioning (i.e., glove anesthesia) 2. somatization disorder—long-lasting physical ailments that have little or no organic basis (must have range of ailments, including several pain symptoms, g.i. symptoms, a sexual symptom, and a neurological problem 3. pain disorder associated with psychological factors—disorder marked by pain, with psychosocial factors playing a central role in the onset, severity, or continuation of the pain o Preoccupation somatoform disorders—people misinterpret and overreact to bodily symptoms or features no matter what others might say 1. hypochondriasis—interpreting symptoms as signs of a serious illness 2. body dysmorphic disorder—people are deeply concerned about some imagined or minor defect in their appearance Factitious disorders
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Polt during the Spring '08 term at Xavier.

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Chapter 7-Outline - Chapter 7 Somatoform & Dissociative...

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