AP7_Lecture_Ch07

AP7_Lecture_Ch07 - Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders...

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Comer,  Abnormal Psychology , 7e Slides & Handouts by Karen Clay Rhines, Ph.D. Northampton Community College Somatoform and Dissociative  Disorders Chapter 7
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2 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e Somatoform and Dissociative  Disorders  In addition to disorders covered earlier, two  other kinds of disorders are commonly  associated with stress and anxiety: Somatoform disorders  Dissociative disorders
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3 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e Somatoform and Dissociative  Disorders  Somatoform disorders are problems that  appear to be medical but are due to  psychosocial factors Unlike psychophysiological disorders, in which  psychosocial factors interact with physical  ailments, somatoform disorders are psychological  disorders masquerading as physical problems
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4 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e Somatoform and Dissociative  Disorders  Dissociative disorders are patterns of memory  loss and identity change that are caused almost  entirely by psychosocial factors rather than  physical ones 
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5 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e Somatoform and Dissociative  Disorders The somatoform and dissociative disorders have  much in common: Both may occur in response to severe stress Both have traditionally been viewed as forms of escape  from stress A number of individuals suffer from both a somatoform  and a dissociative disorder Theorists and clinicians often explain and treat the two  groups of disorders in similar ways
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6 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e Somatoform Disorders When a physical ailment has no apparent medical cause,  physicians may suspect a somatoform disorder People with a somatoform disorder do not consciously want,  or purposely produce, their symptoms They believe their problems are genuinely medical There are two main types of somatoform disorders: Hysterical somatoform disorders Preoccupation somatoform disorders
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7 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e What Are Hysterical Somatoform  Disorders? People with hysterical somatoform disorders suffer  actual changes in their physical functioning These disorders are often hard to distinguish from genuine  medical problems It is always possible that a diagnosis of hysterical disorder  is a mistake and that the patient’s problem has an  undetected organic cause
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8 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e What Are Hysterical Somatoform  Disorders? DSM-IV-TR lists three hysterical somatoform  disorders:  Conversion disorder Somatization disorder Pain disorder associated with psychological factors
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10 Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e What Are Hysterical Somatoform  Disorders?
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