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PSY 250 Chapter 8 Somatoform & Dissociative Disorders

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PSY 250 Chapter 8 Somatoform & Dissociative Disorders PSY 250

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Abnormal Psychology
Deskovitz, Mark
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Date Created: 03/04/16
Chapter 8: Somatoform & Dissociative Disorders I. Somatic Symptom Disorders A. Disorder that deals with medical issues – bodily disorders i. panic disorder (racing heart) B. Hypochondriasis (hypochondriac) i. severely distressed & obsessed about health symptoms a. persistent & intrusive thoughts about symptoms b. thoughts about becoming ill c. monitor bodily functions all the time d. can’t be reassured through medical tests ­ gains from this (not faking it) such as sympathy ­ similar to anxiety disorder ii. treated medically more than CBT (cognitive­behavioral therapy) C. Somatization Disorder i. must have pain, neurological, sensual, etc. symptoms D. Pain Disorder i. main focus is pain a. hard because pain is subjective b. some source of physical pain ­ although no evidence shows issue c. can’t treat pain well ­ try to treat psychologically ii. Factitious Disorder – making up symptoms of illnesses or “making” your  child sick a. usually to gain sympathy & empathy b. teaches child to develop a “sick role” if parent pretends child is sick iii. Illness Anxiety – worry about developing a health issue iv. Conversion Disorder – slew of symptoms a. sense: hysterical blindness b. motor: can’t walk, paralysis c. “seizures”: based on stress (are pseudo­seizures) ­ glove paralysis: just in your hand; can’t be a real thing v. .0075% lifetime prevalence II. Dissociative Disorders A. Dissociative – remove oneself/detachment; feel out of your own body or environment B. Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder – experience reality detachment; not  feeling like yourself i. dream­like, foggy ii. must be consistent iii. 1­2% of population – but really unknown C. Dissociative Amnesia and Fugue – not knowing who you are; still have functioning;  might not remember certain events i. very low base rate ii. lack of autobiographical info D. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – multiple personality disorder; distinct &  different identities; host: main identity, alters: others i. person doesn’t know what is going on ii. causes: although hard to diagnose a. severe sexual abuse (mostly causes PTSD) iii. long gaps not remembered iv. treatments


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