FAP5_Lecture_Ch06

FAP5_Lecture_Ch06 - Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative...

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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 1 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 2 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders s In addition to disorders covered earlier, two other kinds of disorders are commonly linked with stress and anxiety: b Somatoform disorders b Dissociative disorders
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 3 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders s Somatoform disorders are problems that appear to be physical or medical but are due to psychosocial factors b Unlike psychophysiological disorders, in which psychosocial factors interact with physical factors to produce genuine physical ailments and damage, somatoform disorders are psychological disorders masquerading as physical problems
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 4 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders s Dissociative disorders are patterns of memory loss and identity change that are due almost entirely to psychosocial factors rather than physical ones.
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 5 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders s The somatoform and dissociative disorders have much in common: b Both occur in response to traumatic or ongoing stress b Both are viewed as forms of escape from stress b A number of individuals suffer from both a somatoform disorder and a dissociative disorder
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 6 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 Somatoform Disorders s When a physical illness has no apparent medical cause, physicians may suspect a somatoform disorder s People with a somatoform disorder do not consciously want or purposely produce their symptoms b They believe their problems are genuinely medical s There are two main types of somatoform disorders: b Hysterical somatoform disorders b Preoccupation somatoform disorders
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 7 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 What Are Hysterical Somatoform Disorders? s People with hysterical somatoform disorders suffer actual changes in their physical functioning b Often hard to distinguish from genuine medical problems b It is always possible that a diagnosis of hysterical disorder is a mistake and the patient’s problem actually has an undetected organic cause
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Psychology, 3e 8 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 6 What Are Hysterical Somatoform Disorders? s
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FAP5_Lecture_Ch06 - Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative...

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