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Which disorder results in more disability and unemployment than any other psychiatric diagnosis? (Thomassen et al, 2003)

Somatotization disorder

Somatization disorder is ____ times more common in women.

5 times more common

Somatic Stress Disorders and
Neuropsychology:

ALL somatic stress disorders except X are associated with neuropsychological abnormalities.

Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI)

With SSD, Subjective cognitive impairment is _______;

Subjective cognitive impairment is INVALID;
remember the hippopotamus

Cognitive abnormalities do not of themselves signify
neurologic disease but ____ _________ and perhaps
_______ are altered by stress.

Cognitive abnormalities do not of themselves signify
neurologic disease but brain chemistry and perhaps
structure are altered by stress

Cognitive complaints are often an index of _______ __________ communicated in a different language from the complaints typically associated with depression and anxiety”

Cognitive complaints are often an index of EMOTIONAL DISTRESS communicated in a different language from the complaints typically associated with depression and anxiety.

(i.e., masked anxiety and depression)

Individuals with SSD tend to ____ diagnose.

Self-diagnose.

They tend to ______ their symptoms and turn to the internet to …….?

They tend to AMPLIFY their symptoms and turn to the internet to research and complete questionnaires on their symptoms.

They believe their illness is _____ but not _____.

They believe their illness is serious by not fatal.

What do they think about mainstream medicine?

They have skepticism with mainstream medicine but this is not so surprising as experts mostly believe that these conditions are either of disputed origin or surrogates for psychological disorders.

They tend to shop for doctors who ____

They shop for doctors who BELIEVE.