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psyc somat - Jenna Feldman 3/3/09 M alingering -deals with...

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Jenna Feldman 3/3/09 Malingering -deals with secondary gain (something good comes from something bad) -consciously driven (pretend to be sick so that you don’t have to go to school) Factitious Disorder: I know that there’s nothing wrong with me, but I’ll do things to make it appear that things are wrong with me so I can be the patient -viewing patient role as appealing and advantageous… want to be treated as the patient (will sometimes even undergo surgeries, inhale poison, etc!) Munchausen Syndrome- very severe factitious disorder Munchausen by Proxy- when parents purposefully make their kids sick to be in patient role Somatoform Disorders - not consciously driven, but seem to be based in stress/ anxiety… conflict converted into physical organic symptoms (stuff going on in world that makes you sick) -hysterical types : alterations in physiologic functions ex: hysterical blindness Conversion Disorder Ex: glove anesthesia: loss of sensation on hand where glove would usually be worn (loss of sensation in areas that would normally be covered by some type of clothing/ accessory) 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course PSYC 333 taught by Professor Wilson during the Fall '09 term at Tulane.

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psyc somat - Jenna Feldman 3/3/09 M alingering -deals with...

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