Lecture 10 Dissociation

Lecture 10 Dissociation - he separation and...

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he separation and compartmentalization of mental processes that, under usual conditions, are well integrated. he affected processes
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rimary symptoms involve loss of functioning in motor or sensory systems without medical cause. ymptoms can onset quickly, perhaps after exposure to an extreme stressor or
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ccording to Freud, energy associated with a repressed memory is “converted” into a loss of physical functioning.
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ecause memory and conscious thought are “split apart,” conversion disorders may be thought of as having a dissociative component.
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Multiple health problems with no medical cause. Differs from Conversion Disorder in that there is not a complete loss of functioning, just multiple health related
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Hypochondriasis: Similar to Somatization Disorder. Multiple health related complaints with no known cause. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Probably linked to OCD. Pain Disorder: A growing category.
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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