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