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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.

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