Somatoform Disorders and Dissociative Disorders

Somatoform Disorders
Include a variety of conditions in which psychological conflicts become translated in physical problems or complains that cause distress and impairment in a person's life
Conversion Disorder
Involves thid translation of unacceptable drives or troubling conflicts into bodily motor or sensory symptoms that suggest a neurological or other kind of medical condition.
Somatization Disorder
involves the expression of psychological issues through bodily problems that cannot be explained by any known medical condition ot as being due to the effects of a substance.
Pain Disorder
A form of pain (which causes intense personal distress or impairment) is the predominant focus of the client's medical complaint
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
are preoccupied, almost to the point of being delusional, with the idea that a part of their body is ugly or defective.
Believe or fear that they have a serious illness, when in fact they are merely experiencing normal bodily reactions
Involves deliberately feigning the symptoms of physical illness or psychological disorder for an ulterior motive.
Factitious Disorder
People that harm themselve to get attention from other people.
Munchausan's Syndrome
Involves chronic cases in which the indiviual's whole life becomes consumed with the pursuit of medical care
Factitious Disorder by proxy or Munchausen's Sydrome by proxy
The individual that harms another person to get attent from other people.
Primary Gain
is the avoidence of burdensome responsiblities because on is "disable"
Secondary Gain
Is the sympathy and attention the sick person recieves from another people.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
the assumption is that a person develops more than one self or personality
Core personality
Dissociative Amnesia
The individual is unable to remember important personal details and experiences usually associated with traumatic or very stressful events
Localized Amnesia
The individual forgets all events that occurred during a current time interval. Most common form in humans.
Selective Amnesia
The individual fails to recall some, but not all, details of the events that have occured during a given period of time
Generalized Amnesia
Is a syndome in which a person cannot remeber anything at all from his or her life
Continuous Amnesia
Involves a failure to recall events from a particular date up to and including the present time.
Dissociative Fugue
A condition in which a person who is confused about personal identity suddenly and enexpectedly travels to another place.
Depersonalization Disorder
Distortions of mind-body perceptions happen repeatedly and without provocation by drugs. Looking from the outside of your body.