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Expression of psychological stresses through physical symptoms.
In somatic disorders, the primary focus is on the...?
Physical manifestations of emotional states.
Somatic Disorders include:
Somatic symptom diorder, illness anxiety disorder, conversion disorder, psychological factors affecting medical condition, factitious disorder.
Somatic Symptom Disorder
Characterized by a combination of distressing symptoms and an excessive or maladaptive response or associated health concerns without significant physical findings and medical diagnosis.
Illness Anxiety Disorder
Characterized by preoccupation with disease or illness; somatic symptoms are not present/mild; can be obsessive; pt realizes fears are unrealistic; extreme fear about the possibility of having a disease.
Conversion Disorder (functional neurological Disorder)
Manifests itself as neurological symptoms in the absences of a neurological diagnosis; marked by presence of deficits in voluntary motor or sensory functions, including paralysis, blindness, movement disorder, gait disorder, numbness, paresthesia (tingling/burning sensations), loss of vision or hearing, or episodes resembling epilepsy.
La Belle Indifference
Lack of emotional concern about symptoms.
Minor gas pain as a serious abdominal injury = ?
Minor gas pain as a sign of colon cancer = ?
Korean explanation for a syndrome of somatic disorder with depressive symptoms, commonly attributed to suppressed anger or rage.
Somatic symptoms are...
Not under the individuals voluntary control; they do not see the relationship between symptoms and interpersonal conflicts.
Benefits derived from the symptoms alone; ask "What are you able to do now that you used to be able to do?" "How has this problem affected your life?"
Patients with somatic disorders have trouble...?
Communicating their emotional needs, although they are able to describe their physical symptoms vividly.
Individuals experiencing many somatic symptoms often become...?
Dependent on medication.
The most consistently supported treatment for the full spectrum of somatic disorders...?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Consciously pretending to be ill to get emotional needs met and attain the status of "pt"
Consciously motivated act to deceive based on the desire for material gain.
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