Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

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Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Somatoform Disorders: physical symptoms w/o a physical cause. - Hypochondriasis: excessive concerns about your helath, overreact to ordinary physical sensations - conversion disorder - somatoform pain disorder Dissociative Disorders: sudden loss of memory and identity. Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personality disorder) Dissociative Fugue: period of wandering,
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Unformatted text preview: involves memory loss (usually temporary) Usually involves an identity change. Dissociative Identity Disorder: Exhibits 2 or more distinct and alternating personalities, rare and controversial. Causes: psychoanalytic theory: manifestation of repressed memories. No biological factors widely accepted. Some studies report differences on HR, RR, PET scans, EEG activity. E.g. Tony Video...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Davidgilliam during the Fall '06 term at N. Colorado.

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