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David Rosenham’s study with Pseudo patients: • Arranged for a number of ‘normal’ people to seek admission into mental hospitals • They all complained about one symptom “hearing voices” • They were all admitted into the hospital regardless of the fact that they were acting completely normal • The average amount of time they spent there was 19 days and some were even told that their symptoms will probably relapse • This was controversial because it questioned the diagnostic system for mental illness and the health professional’s ability to judge the difference between normal and abnormal patients. Somatoform vs. Psychosomatic disorder: • Somatoform disorders are physical ailments that cannot be fully explained by organic conditions and are largely due to psychological factors o Three types: • Somatization disorder – history of diverse physical complaints • Conversion disorder- unexplainable loss of physical function • Hypochondriasis- preoccupation with health concerns and worry about developing
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course PSYCH 1010 taught by Professor Jubis during the Spring '11 term at York University.

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