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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Chapter 6 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders An Overview of Somatoform Disorders Soma – Meaning Body Overly preoccupied with health or body appearance Physical complaints without a medical condition Types of DSM-IV Somatoform Disorders Hypochondriasis Somatization disorder Conversion disorder Pain disorder Body dysmorphic disorder
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Hypochondriasis: An Overview Overview and Defining Features Severe anxiety – The possibility of having a disease Strong disease conviction Medical reassurance does not seem to help Facts and Statistics Good prevalence data are lacking Onset at any age Runs a chronic course
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Hypochondriasis: Causes and Treatment Causes Cognitive perceptual distortions Familial history of illness Treatment Challenge illness-related misinterpretations Provide more substantial and sensitive reassurance
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Figure 6.1 Integrative model of causes in hypochondriasis (based on Warwick & Salkovskis, 1990). Hypochondriasis: Causes and Treatment
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Somatization Disorder (Briquet’s Syndrome): An Overview Overview and Defining Features Extended history of physical complaints before age 30 Substantial social and occupational impairment Concerned with the symptoms, not what they might mean Symptoms become the person’s identity Facts and Statistics Rare condition Onset usually in adolescence Mostly affects unmarried, low SES women Runs a chronic course
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 6: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Somatization Disorder: Causes and Treatment Causes Familial history of illness Relation with antisocial personality disorder Masked depression/negative emotion?
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