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Having a background in medicine, but also a grudge against the profession, puts a person at risk for a...
A woman complains of an assortment of physiological ailments. You think she is intentionally producing the physical symptoms to appear sick, which fills some psychological need. You would diagnose...
If a chronically ill child was removed from his/her home and placed in foster care and then became quite healthy, one might suspect that the parent (usually the mother) was experiencing a...
child of the person experiencing it
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is most likely to adversely affect the physical wellbeing of the...
Just before debuting at Carnegie Hall, the pianist suffered paralysis of her left hand. Which best describes her disorder?
Disorders that represent the conversion of conflicts and anxiety into physical symptoms would include...
Conversion disorders most often appear in...
somatic symptom disorder
If a person complains of a wide variety of physical symptoms over a period of time in the absence of a physical basis for the symptoms, the diagnosis would likely be...
somatic symptom disorder
A patient had several surgeries over the years for vague and nonspecific sexual reproductive problems, visiting many of the top hospitals on the east coast during the course of treatment. The best diagnosis for this disorder is...
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, a person who today is diagnosed with somatic symptom disorder would most likely have been diagnosed with...
somatic symptom disorder
Abnormalities that are thought to have both biological and psychological causes are diagnosed as...
A woman has close female relatives diagnosed with a somatization pattern of somatic symptom disorder. According to research, her probability of being diagnosed with the same disorder is about ???%
less than one percent
About what percentage of American men experience a somatic symptom disorder in a given year?
It was convenient when Rowena awoke blind. She had been terrified about testifying in court and now she did not have to. This is an example of a...
If a man's behavior elicited kindness and sympathy from his wife when he was mute, he would be receiving ??? gains from his behavior
Every time Miguel had a headache, his mother let him miss school. Now, as an adult, his headaches have become more frequent. His head pounds any time he is required to do something he would rather not do. This is a ??? explanation of conversion symptoms
The first time the patient reported vague chest pains to a 911 operator, local EMT's responded with obvious attention and concern. Over the next several months, the patient called 911 more and more often, receiving the same concerned care for the same symptoms. This pattern of patient response is most easily explained by which theoretical perspective?
An individual who has been diagnosed with a somatic symptom disorder would most likely first seek...
Albert had finally had enough of his inability to walk. He went to a psychologist, who told him there was nothing medically wrong with him. The therapist was using the treatment approach of...
"It seems to me that people with illness anxiety disorder model what they see others doing." A person with which theoretical view would most likely say this?
Increasingly concerned about my minor heartbeat irregularities, I think that my health is being threatened, and more and more often I misinterpret my body's normal signs. Which viewpoint best explains my experiences?
Worldwide, 235 million people suffer from...
Shelly is experiencing shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing, and feels as if she is choking. What does Shelly have?
Approximately 45 million Americans suffer from...
coronary heart disease
The leading cause of death globally, resulting in 7.3 million deaths each year is...
Steven tends to fall asleep at the drop of a hat: while watching tv, eating and even driving. He would most likely be diagnosed with...
Defects in the ??? system are thought to contribute to the development of psychophysiological disorders
People with ??? personality type are thought to be more relaxed, less aggressive, and less concerned about time.
holmes and rahe
Who developed the Social Readjustment Rating Scale?
Research has found that if a person's life change credits (LCU's) totaled more than ??? over the course of a year, he or she was particularly likely to develop serious health problems
??? is the study of the connections between stress, the body's immune system, and illness
Which system is the body's network of activities and cells that identify and destroy antigens and cancer cells
Which is a foreign invader of the body?
??? are white blood cells that circulate through the lymph system and bloodstream
Fungi are an example of...
??? produce antibodies
sympathetic nervous system
Stress leads to increased activity in the ???
If stress continues for an extended period of time, ??? and ??? give an inhibitory message to lymphocytes
Shelly has started smoking to help ease her stress from work. If she develops a psychophysiological disorder, it will be a result of...
Margo feels a lot of stress from home and has started drinking more than usual. If she develops a psychophysiological disorder it will be because of...
Kelsey feels stressed because of her responsibilities of being a mom. However, she tends to be optimistic, engages in constructive coping, and is resilient. The likelihood of her developing a psychophysiological disorder is slim due to...
Juanita often feels lonely and does not have many close friends. She also has poor immune functioning and tends to get sick often. This may be due to...
Janet has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has a very supportive husband, caring children, and several friends who will provide support for her during her recovery. As a result of this ???, she is more likely to have a successful recovery.
???, often in combination with medication, has been widely used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Theresa has hypertension. Which is most likely to be recommended as a treatment for her?
??? has been of some help in the treatment of heartbeat irregularities, asthma, high blood pressure, stuttering, and pain
??? is a technique of turning one's concentration inward, achieving a slightly changed state of consciousness, and temporarily ignoring all stressors.
With ???, a person pays attention to the feelings, thoughts, and sensations that are flowing through his or her mind but do so with detachment and objectivity and most important without judgement
Beyond its use in the control of pain, ??? has been used successfully to help treat such problems as skin diseases, asthma, insomnia, high blood pressure, warts and other forms of infection
negative self statement
You are a therapist using self-instruction training. Your client repeatedly tells you "I can't take the pain. It is just too much." This is an example of a...
In one study, asthma and arthritis patients who wrote down their thoughts and feelings about stressful events for a handful of days showed lasting improvements in their conditions. This is an example of the effectiveness of...
??? training and ??? training are equally helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, headaches, and asthma
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