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Somatic stress disorders:

What is common with regard to reporting of symptoms?

Amplification is common

Somatic stress disorders:

“ Organic” vs. “Psychiatric” distinction is

“Organic” vs. “Psychiatric” distinction is outdated.

NB: Many psychiatric disorders are increasingly looking more and more organic.

Patients with SSDs may present with May present illusory mental health deny what two things?

Deny emotional problems and history

What does emotional suppression result in? (2)

Adverse immune system effects.
Adverse cardiovascular effects.

Are there are genetic differences in reactivity to stress?


Will everyone subjected to an intensely stressful life experience develop PTSD? What percentage will?

No. Only 10% will.

What is the nocebo effect?

The nocebo effect occurs when a subject has a negative response to a treatment that is known to be inert.

What two things play an important role in the nocebo effect?

Conditioning and expectation play an important role in the nocebo response

Most investigators agree that the size of the placebo effect is about how big?

1/3 of any treatment effect

In general…the more invasive the therapy….

the stronger the placebo effect.

What is pseudoneurologic disease? (hysteria)

Neurologic symptoms without objective evidence of neurologic disease.