edith pysch 3 - StudyGuidePsychology FactitiousDisorders

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Study Guide-Psychology Factitious Disorders      Physical illness is self induced o      Muchausen syndrome (and by proxy)- do it to someone else,  like a mother to a daughter      Person repeatedly denies involvement      Often Person has medical background      Secondary gains for suffering/caretaking      Usually associate with severe impairments in emotional development      Very difficult to treat Dissociative Disorders      A dissociating of part of the personality from the rest of the identity  (multiple personality) o      Could be memory loss, or break off of “selves”- Separate  personalities o      May be mistaken for petit mal epilepsy initially (brain seizure  does not manifest in physical way, no convulsions) o      Cant remember a part of their life, etc o      Psychological phenomenon o      Don’t remember seizures (seizure activity) o      Missing time, don’t remember any of it. o      Can look like a memory disorder      Previously was considered one of the “Hysterical Neuroses” o      Along with conversion hysteria o      Both mimic physical disabilities o      Both responsive to hypnosis
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 4130 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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