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SOMATOFORM SOMATOFORM DISORDERS DISORDERS General Overview Somatization Disorder (Briquet’s Disorder) Hypochondriasis Conversion Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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GENERAL OVERVIEW Essential feature of this group of disorders is: “an over-preoccupation with one’s health or body appearance when there is no identifiable medical condition causing the physical complaints”
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SOMATIZATION DISORDER Involves extended history of physical complaints before age 30 4 pain symptoms 2 gastrointestinal symptoms 1 sexual symptom 1 pseudoneurological symptom
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SOMATIZATION DISORDER Not especially fearful of disease More concerned with symptoms themselves Much of life and social relationships revolves around the symptoms Not faking or “making it up”
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SOMATIZATION DISORDER Must cause impairment in functioning Are often inconsistent historians Often seek and receive medical services from many physicians Often have anxiety and depression Often unwitting submission to unnecessary surgery & run risk of substance use disorders
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course CLP 4144 taught by Professor Jeremypettit during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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