Susan W. GrayPsychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
Chapter 10Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders© Susan W. Gray – Chapter 10 Somatic Symptom and Related DisordersThese disorders are distinguished by the prominence of somatic symptoms associated with significant distress and impairment and may be accompanied by actual medical disordersThose with somatic symptom and related disorders really believe they have something seriously wrong with them, and this often causes enormous anxiety, distress, and impairmentThe assessment is not always clear cut - vague complaints (often labeled as an unconscious psychological conflict) may in fact be culturally acceptable and adaptive behavior
What disorders are included?© Susan W. Gray – Chapter 10 Somatic Symptom and Related DisordersSomatic Symptom DisorderIllness Anxiety DisorderConversion DisorderPsychological Factors Affecting Other Medical ConditionsFactitious Disorder
Somatic Symptom Disorder© Susan W. Gray – Chapter 10 Somatic Symptom and Related DisordersCharacterized by recurrent, multiple bodily or physical somatic complaints seen by:One or more somatic symptoms that cause distress or result in significant disruption in the person’s daily lifeWith excessive thoughts, feelings, or behaviors seen by at least 1 of:Excessive time and energy devoted to health concernsTend to worry a lot about having an illnessHealth concerns play a central role in their lifePresent for at least 6 months
Somatic Symptom Disorder© Susan W. Gray – Chapter 10 Somatic Symptom and Related DisordersSpecifiersWith predominant pain: somatic symptoms predominantly involve pain (previously diagnosed as Pain Disorder)Persistent: severe symptoms, marked impairment, long duration
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- Fall '19
- Abnormal Psychology, Symptom, Somatization disorder, Medically unexplained physical symptoms