Psychosomatic Disorders

Psychosomatic Disorders - Anger may be the key factor of...

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Psychosomatic Disorders Illness where psychological factors contribute to actual illnesses (bodily damage) or to damaging changes in bodily functioning Somatic Disorders Hypochondriacs: Complain about diseases that appear to be imaginary Certain kinds of ulcers are not and are caused by bacteria Most common complaints: respiratory and gastrointestinal (e.g., stomach pain and asthma) Cardiac Personalities Personalities also influence psychosomatic diseases Type A Personality: Personality type with elevated risk of heart disease Characterized by time urgency, chronic anger, or hostility
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Unformatted text preview: Anger may be the key factor of this behavior Type B Personality: All types other than Type As Unlikely to have a heart attack Hardy Personality (Maddi, 2006) Personality type associated with superior stress resistance Sense of personal commitment to self and family Feel they have control over their lives and their work See life as a series of challenges, not threats Social Support Close, positive relationships with others People with social support tend to be happy, hardy, optimistic, and healthy Women usually make use of social support more than men...
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