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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
the assumption is that a person develops more than one self or personality
The individual is unable to remember important personal details and experiences usually associated with traumatic or very stressful events
The individual forgets all events that occurred during a current time interval. Most common form in humans.
The individual fails to recall some, but not all, details of the events that have occured during a given period of time
Is a syndome in which a person cannot remeber anything at all from his or her life
Involves a failure to recall events from a particular date up to and including the present time.
A condition in which a person who is confused about personal identity suddenly and enexpectedly travels to another place.