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Shorter’s historical view- 1
Pervasive _________ dictates the shape of symptoms

Pervasive zeitgeist dictates the shape of symptoms

Shorter’s historical view- 1

For example, If glove anaesthesia or paralysis will not produce the desired outcome (i.e. the secondary gain) then….

If glove anaesthesia or paralysis will not produce the
desired outcome (i.e. the secondary gain) then more
intangible symptoms e.g. headache, pain or fatigue
may be more effective

Shorter’s historical view- 2
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What is happening to the Medical authority’s influence?

It’s declining

Shorter’s historical view- 2

What two things are increasing in influence?

Media (including the internet) and support groups are increasing in influence

Shorter’s historical view- 2

Social isolation is increasing and this may
increase idiosyncratic explanations of
__________

Social isolation is increasing and this may increase idiosyncratic explanations of symptoms.

Shorter’s historical view- 2

What can normal symptoms such as fatigue be viewed as?

Normal symptoms such as fatigue can
become viewed as disease

Shorter’s historical view- 2

Who do individuals with SSDs pick as friends and treatment providers?

They pick friends and clinicians that agree with them.

Somatic stress disorders:
Are associated with neuropsychological with neuropsychological symptoms and findings?

YES THEY ARE.

Somatic stress disorders:

Are emotional abnormalities may be greater or lesser than cognitive ones?

Emotional abnormalities may be greater than
cognitive ones!

Somatic stress disorders:

Stress and psychiatric can cause what sort of abnormalities?

Stress and psychiatric illness can cause NEUROCHEMICAL ABNORMALITIES, medical illness and unexplained illnesses

Somatic stress disorders:

What may not be reported by patients with SSDs?

Stressors