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Chapter7Psych2230 - Abnormal Psychology Ch 7: Somatoform...

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Unformatted text preview: Abnormal Psychology Ch 7: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Overview Somatoform Disorders Hysterical Preoccupation Theory/Causes Treatment Dissociative Disorders Amnesia Fugue Dissociative I dentity Disorder (DI D) Theory/Causes Treatment Depersonalization Disorder Somatoform Disorders Overview Psychological disorders masquerading as physical ailments (hard to distinguish psych from phys) Escape from stress Hysterical Actual change in physical functioning (psych->phys) Preoccupation Healthy but mistakenly worry that there is a physical problem (psych only) Hysterical Somatoform Disorders Conversion Somatization Disorder Pain disorder Psychological Hysterical vs. Medical Symptoms Factitious Symptoms Conversion : Symptoms, Diagnosis, Stats DSM : One or more physical symptoms/deficits neurological Psych problems associated with symptom Symptom not feigned Symptom not fully explained by medical condition / substance Significant stress / impairment Begins: b/w late childhood / young adulthood Gender: women = 2x men Those diagnosed: Highly susceptible to hypnosis Rare: 5/1k people diagnosed Somatization Disorders: Symptoms Also referred to as Briquets syndrome DSM : History of many physical complaints (before age 30) that occur for several years and result in seeking treatment / significant impairment Physical symptoms include all of following: 4 kinds of pain 2 gastrointestinal symptoms 1 sexual symptom 1 neurological symptom Physical complaints not fully explained by medical condition, drug, etc. Symptoms not feigned Somatization Disorders: Stats Per year: .2-2% of women in U.S. (<.2% of men) Runs in the family: 10-20% of close female relatives Begins: adolescence young adulthood 2/3 diagnosed received treatment in any given year Pain Disorder - Psychological DSM : Significant pain as primary problem Psych factors major role in onset, severity, exacerbation, or maintenance of pain Symptoms not feigned Significant distress / impairment Women > men Trigger: an accident Suspension these people do not have somatoform disorders He could still be ok Deviance???? IM FINE. IM ALL GOOD HERE. HOW ARE YOU? Hysterical vs. Medical How to distinguish? hand pain. glove anesthesia (conversion symptom) Paralysis below waste atrophy of legs (medical) Blindness # of accidents (higher if medical) Hysterical vs. Factitious Also referred to as M unchausen syndr ome Youre FAKI NG (Go to extremes to create appearance of illness) I nject drugs to cause bleeding Create high fevers Most common among people who: Had extensive medical treatment as a child Family disruptions / physical / emotional abuse during childhood...
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Chapter7Psych2230 - Abnormal Psychology Ch 7: Somatoform...

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