Somatoform disorders

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  • Essay On Somatoform Disorders

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    Unlike many easily diagnosed psychological disorders, somatoform disorders are unique because they are much more difficult to diagnose. Somatoform disorders are described as psychological difficulties that take on a physical form, but there is no medical cause. While a person with a somatoform disorder reports physical symptoms, no biological cause exists. In the middle ages, somatoform disorders were believed to be a spiritual disorder of evil and demonic possession, and in the 17th century, it

  • Somatoform Pain Disorder

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    Somatoform pain disorder is a condition where the person experiences one or more severe and chronic painful sensations. The pain these individuals experience is similar to painful symptoms of any physical disorder but in this case, there is no physical cause. It is believed that the pain is attributed to psychological issues, sometimes occurring after a very stressful or traumatic event. There are 3 types of pain disorders: • Pain from psychological causes. • Pain from both psychological and another

  • Somatoform Pain Disorder Research Paper

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    Somatoform disorders are conditions characterized by multiple, recurrent physical complaints for which there are no organic basis. They are associated with significant psychological distress, poor functioning and help seeking behaviours. They undergo multiple investigations and consultation resulting significant burden on health resources. There has been limited research on quality of life in somatoform disorders. A study in Germany examined 282 consecutive patients fulfilling the criteria of somatoform

  • Predictive Value of Alexithymia: A Prospective Study in Somatizing Patients

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    patients exhibiting somatoform and anxiety disorders. The personality trait of alexithymia is

  • Hysteria And Its Effects On Society

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    such as when a patient complains of symptoms for which no clear physical cause. Somatization disorder has often been linked with hysteria in the same ways that hypochondriasis has, however these two diseases are not the same. In the past hypochondriasis was thought to be a somatization disorder, but has since been re-classified as an anxiety disorder by the DSM-IV (Ehrlich, 2013). A somatization disorder is a chronic condition in which a person has physical symptoms involving multiple body parts

  • George Kimball Mental Illness

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    doctor speak on the phone about a patient that was dying. Due to a misinterpretation, George automatically assumed that he was the patient being discussed. When reviewing his behavior, it is evident that George has the somatoform disorder, hypochondriasis. Symptoms of this disorder are interpreting normal sensations (headaches, chest pain, stomach aches, etc.,) as symptoms of a deadly disease and ignoring physician reassurances that they do not reflect a serious illness. Since hypochondriacs doubt

  • Conversion Disorder

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    Conversion disorder is a medical condition where its sufferers present neurological symptoms such as paralysis, numbness, blindness or fits without a known neurological trigger. Conversion disorder, formerly known as hysteria is considered a psychiatric disorder by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which classifies it as a somatoform disorder. Contrary, World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) classifies it as a dissociative disorder. The

  • Anxiety, Mood, and Somatoforms

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    Anxiety, Mood, Somatoform Disorders PSY 410 December 12, 2011 R. Keith Franklin LPC.S Anxiety, Mood, Somatoform Disorders The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a reference book compiled by different experts to include psychiatrist, psychologists, and nurses. The DSM was created to provide a helpful guide to clinical practices and to serve as an educational tool for teaching psychopathology. The DSM classifies mental disorders in five areas called Axis’s. The areas

  • Acute Stress Disorder ( Asd )

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    Within weeks after a traumatizing event, one may develop an anxiety disorder called acute stress disorder (ASD). Acute stress disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by acute stress responses that may last from 2 days to 4 weeks do to a traumatic life event. Following the experience of a traumatic event, an evaluation of ASD requires that a person experiences an extreme emotional reaction to a stress contributor, along with receiving symptoms that lead to impairment or distress (Shevlin

  • Conversion Disorder Is A Mental Health Condition

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    Conversion disorder is a mental health condition in which a person suddenly has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation. Conversion disorder is known by many other names such as, functional neurological symptom disorder, pseudo neurologic syndrome, hysterical neurosis, somatoform disorders, hysteria, and psychogenic disorder. All of these names stem from a mental condition that shows psychological stress in physical ways, also known as