Psychological DisordersSomatoform DisordersSomatoform disordersare characterized by real physical symptoms that cannot be fully explained by a medical condition, the effects of a drug, or another mental disorder. People with somatoform disorders do not fake symptoms or produce symptoms intentionally. Three common somatoform disorders are somatization disorder, conversion disorder, and hypochondriasis. Somatization DisorderSomatization disorderwas formerly called hysteriaor Briquet’s syndrome. People with somatization disorder experience a wide variety of physical symptoms, such as pain and gastrointestinal, sexual, and pseudoneurological problems. The disorder usually affects women, begins before age thirty, and continues for many years. Conversion DisorderConversion disorderis characterized by symptoms that affect voluntary motor functioning or sensory functioning. These symptoms cannot be explained medically. A conflict or other stressor
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.