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Somatoform Disorder
Pathological concern of individuals with the appearance or functioning of their bodies, usually in the absence of any identifiable medical condition
Dissociative Disorder
Disorder in which individuals feel detached from themselves or their surrounding and feel reality, experience, and identity may disintegrate
Hypochondriasis
Somatoform disorder involving severe anxiety over belief in having a disease process without any evident physical cause
Somatization Disorder
Somatoform disorder involving extreme and long-lasting focus on multiple physical symptoms for which no medical cause is evident
Conversion Disorder
Physical malfunctioning, such as blindness or paralysis, suggesting neurological impairment but with no organic pathology to account for it
Malingering
Deliberate faking of a physical or psychological disorder motivated by gain.
Factitious Disorder
Nonexistent physical or psychological disorder deliberately faked for no apparent gain except, possibly sympathy and attention
Pain Disorder
Somatoform disorder featuring true pain but for which psychological factors play an important role in onset, severity, or maintenance
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Somatoform disorder featuring a disruptive preoccupation with some imagined defect in appearance
Depersonalization
Altering of perception that causes people to temporarily lose a sense of their own reality; most prevalent in people with the dissociative disorders. There is often a feeling of being outside observers of their own behavior
Derealization
Situation in which the individual loses a sense of the reality of the external world
Depersonalization Disorder
Dissociative disorder in which feelings of depersonaliation are so severe they dominate the individual's life and prevent normal functioning.
Dissociative Amnesia
Dissociative disorder featuring the inability to recall personal information; usually of a stressful or traumatic nature.
Generalized Amnesia
Loss of memory of all personal information, including identity.
Localized Amnesia
Memory loss limited to specific times and events, particularly traumatic events. Also known as selective amnesia.
Dissociative Fuge
Dissociative disorder featuring sudden, unexpected travel away from home, along with an inability to recall the past, sometimes with assumption of a new identity.
Dissociative Trance Disorder
Altered state of consciousness in which people firmly believe they are possessed by spirits; considered a disorder only where there is distress and dysfunction.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Disorder in which as many as 100 personalities or fragments of personalities coexist within one body and mind. Formerly known as multiple personality disorder.
Alter
Shorthand term for alter ego, one of the different personalities or identities in dissociative identity disorder