PSY 280 Review Guide - Exam 2

PSY 280 Review Guide - Exam 2 - Somatoform Disorders...

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Somatoform Disorders (Chapter 7) - A disorder characterized by complaints of physical problems or symptoms that cannot be explained by physical causes - Physical symptoms reflect the psychological factors or conflicts - At least 20% of doctor visits involve complaints that cannot be explained medically Type of Disorder Lifetime Prevalence Description Associated Features Conversion Disorder As high as 1 in 200 Change/Loss of a physical function Stressful experiences or conflicts Hypochondriasis 1 – 5 % Preoccupation with the belief that one is very ill; Symptoms are seen as signs of underlying serious disease Fear, overreaction to minor aches and pains Somatization Disorder .2 - 2% in women, less than .2% in men Constant complaint about physical symptoms that have no basis (usually before age 30) Constant complaint about un-based symptoms Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Unknown Preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated physical defect - Person may believe that others think less of him because of the perceived defect - Compulsive behaviors to correct the defect Pain disorder Unknown Persistent pain associated with psychological factors Severe pain that interferes
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