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Unformatted text preview: Somatoform Disorders Psychological problems take a physiological form o Soma means body Bodily symptoms have no known physical cause Not intentionally produced or under voluntary control Individuals seek medical, not psychological treatment o Become distresses when no medical cause is found 7 Forms o Pain Disorder Pain thats brought on and maintained by psychological factors o Body Dysmorphic Disorder Preoccupation with imagined or exaggerated defects in physical appearance o Hypochondriasis Preoccupation with fears of having a serious illness o Somatization Disorder Recurrent, multiple physical complaints having no biological basis o Conversion Disorder Sensory or motor symptoms without any physiological cause o Malingering Physical incapacity faked to avoid responsibility o Facetious Disorder Intentionally produced symptoms...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course PSYC 380 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.
- Spring '08