Somatoform and Dissociative Disoders

  1. What are the different kinds of somatoform disorders?
    • hypochondriasis
    • body dysmorphic disorder
    • conversion disorder
    • pain disorder
    • somatoform disorder
  2. What does hypochondiasis share with other mood and panic disorders?
    similar age of onset, personality characteristics, familial aggregation
  3. How is hypochondriasis different from illness phobia?
    • illness phobia- marked fear of developing a disease
    • hypochondriasis- anxious that they actually have the disease, more likely to misinterpret physical symptoms and engage in checking behaviour
  4. How is panic disorder different from hypochondriasis?
    • panic disorder- fear IMMEDIATE symptoms related catastrophes
    • hypochondirasis- fear the LONG-TERM process of illness and disease, and wider range of symptoms
  5. Is hypochondriasis more prevalent among the elderly?
    no
  6. Why are somatic symptoms difficult to deal with in psychopathology
    • ruling out physical causes
    • determining the nature of the physical complaints
    • awareness of the specific culture or subculture of the patient
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Somatoform and Dissociative Disoders
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Psyc 235
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