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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 that’s 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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- Spring '08
- Consciousness, dissociation, Somatization disorder