Condition marked by physical symptoms with no organic basis, appearing as a result of anxiety and unconscious inner conflict.
Recurrent intense sexual urge, fantasy, or behavior that involves unusual objects, activities, or situations.
Uses unstructured stimuli to evoke responses reflecting aspects of an individual's personality.
Presence of physical symptoms that cannot be explained by an actual physical disorder or other well-described mental disorder such as depression.
Patient tells his story and has opportunity to connect emotional patterns in his or her life history with present concerns.
Psychoanalytic process in which the patient relates to the therapist as though the therapist were a prominent childhood figure.