Somatoform Disorders ejn

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  6/21/11 N311: Mental Health Nursing Somatoform, Factitious and  Evelyn J. Norton RN, DNP, CNL, NEA- BC
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 6/21/11 Psychosomatics is the study of the mind-body connection. “A blush is no language: only a dubious flag-signal Which may mean either of two contradictions” George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans Cross) Mind-Body
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 6/21/11 Objectives Describe key characteristics of  somatoform disorders Differentiate between somatization  disorders, hypochondriasis, factitious  disorders, malingering and pain disorders Formulate nursing interventions for clients  with somatoform disorders, factitious 
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 6/21/11 Objectives Describe 5 psychosocial interventions that  are appropriate for a client with somatic  complaints. Describe disorders that are conscious  attempts to fool health care professionals Explain the key symptoms of dissociative 
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 6/21/11 Somatoform Disorders Mental Disorders in which physical  symptoms or preoccupations present as  physical disorders Considered primarily psychological in  origin Multiple, vague physical complaints
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 6/21/11 Somatization Emotional distress is experienced as a  physical symptom Normal experience Examples:  “Butterflies in stomach,” “gut  reaction,” “ants in pants” 
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 6/21/11 Five Main Somatoform  Disorders Somatization Disorder Hypochondriasis Conversion Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Pain Disorders
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 6/21/11 Somatoform Disorders Onset before age 30  Multiple vague or exaggerated complaints More than one organ affected Interfere with functioning Long term, recurring, unexplained physical  complaints Multiple physicians
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 6/21/11 14 of 1000 men 26 of 1000 women Global prevalence about 2.7% Malingering is estimated to be prevalent in  29% of personal injury cases 30% of disability cases 19% of criminal cases
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 6/21/11 Hypochondriasis Excessive fear of illness despite negative test and exam results Persistent, unrealistic perception that they are ill Poor insight Interferes with functioning Unrelated to affective or anxiety disorders
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Conversion Disorder Physical symptoms are present Often motor or sensory deficits, or seizures Caused by unconscious psychological conflicts May present as:
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course NURS 311 taught by Professor Norton during the Spring '11 term at St. Xavier.

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