Somatoform dissociative and personality disorders

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Unformatted text preview: “Medical Student Syndromes” Preoccupation with bodily functions or symptoms that is excessive and not grounded in any physical reality Psychological problems that focus on the physical body Hypochondriasis Hypochondriasis : : persistent preoccupation that normal bodily reactions are evidence of disease (focus on the underlying cause) Somatization disorder Somatization disorder : persistent preoccupation with symptoms/bodily reactions that have no identifiable cause (focus on the symptoms) Conversion disorder Conversion disorder : : the experience of physical symptoms that originate in psychological conflicts. Real physical symptoms, no underlying physical cause. Disruptions of identity or awareness The separation or dissociation of conscious awareness from previous thoughts or memories, or sense of identity Dissociative Amnesia Dissociative Amnesia : : memory loss for personal information due to traumatic stress. Dissociative Fugue Dissociative Fugue : : A loss of personal identity associated with a flight from one’s home environment (literally to other cities in some...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course PSYC 102 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at UBC.

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