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14 Cards in this Set

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impairment or loss of snesation usually of touch but sometimes of other senses, often part of conversion disorders
body dysmorphic disorder
a somatoform disorder marked by preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated defect in appearance for example excessive facial/body hair
conversion disorder
somatoform disorder where sensory or muscular functions are impaired usually suggesting neurological disease even though the bodily organs themselves are sound ex anesthesias and limb paralyses
depersonalization disorder
a dissociative disorder where the indiv feels unreal and estranged from the self and surroundings enough to disrupt functioning. people with diorder may feel their extremities have changed in size or that they are watching themselves from a distance
dissociative amnesia
dissociative disorder where person suddenly becomes unable to recall important personal info to an extent that cannot be explained by ordinary forgetfulness
dissociative disorders
disorders where normal integration of consciousness memory, or identity is suddenly and temp altered; dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative idenity disorder (multiple personality) and depersonalization disorder- examples
dissociative identity disorder (DID)
rare dissociative disorder where 2+ fairly distinct seperate personalitiies are present with in the same individual each with his or her own memories, relationships, and behavior patterns with only one dominant at any given time- formerly multiple personality
factitious disorder
disorders in which the indivs physical or psychological symptoms appear under voluntary control and are adopted merely to assume the role of a sick person also involved parent producing a disorder in a child and is then called factitious disorder by proxy or munchausen syndrome
a somatoform disorder where the person misinterpreting rather ordinary physical sensations is preoccupied with fears of having a serious disease and is not dissuaded by medical opinion- difficult to distinguish from somatization disorder
disorder known to ancient Greeks where a physical incapacity- paralysis, anesthesia, or anagesia, is not due to physiological dysfunction ex) glove anethesia/ conversion disorder- in late 19th century dissociative disorders were identified as such and considered hysterical states
la belle indifference
the blase attitude people with conversion disorder have toward their symptoms
faking physical or psychological incapcity in order to avoid a responsibility or gain an end; the goal is readily recognized from the indivs circumstances, to be distinguished from conversion disorder in which the incapacity is assumed to be beyond voluntary control
pain disorder
somatoform disorder where the person complains of severe and prolonged pain that is not explainable by organic pathology tends to be stress related or permits the patient to avoid an aversive actity or to gain attention and sympathy
somatization disorder ( Briquet's syndrome) hypochondiriasis
somatoform disorder where the person continually seeks medical help for recurrent and multiple physical symptoms that have no discoverable physical cause the medical history is complicated and draatically presented- compare with hypochondiriasis