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Unformatted text preview: illness brings. Somaticizers experience emotional distress in terms of medical symptoms. Somatization Disorder Hypochondria: • Severe anxiety focused on the possibility of having a serious disease. • Patients go initially to physicians, are reassured for only a short time, and repeat visits to doctor and/or see multiple doctors. Misusing Health Services: Misusing Health Services: Delay Behavior An individual seek treatment for a symptom but puts off doing so Delay: the time between recognition of a symptom and obtaining treatment Example: Monica finds a small lump in her breast when taking a shower but this month is just too busy to have it checked out Misusing Health Services: Misusing Health Services: Time Periods of Delay Behavior Appraisal Delay: the time it takes a person to decide that a symptom is serious...
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This document was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course PSY 383 at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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