Somatoform Disorder. Soma – Meaning Body Experiencing physical distress/symptoms in response to mental/emotional conflict Seeking medical attention for that physical distress wandering uterus Types of DSM-IV Somatoform Disorders Hypochondriasis Somatization disorder Conversion disorder
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Neurasthenia- increased fatigue , body weakness, muscular pain, dizziness, dyspepsia , functional impairment, soft physical signs, sleep disturbance, headache,irritability >>> distressing complaints after mental complaints
Koro-a belief that penis is shrinking and may disappear (shrinking of breasts and vulva in females)
Re-experiencing the event
Month in Duration
Sympathetic hyperactivity or hypervigilance
A 22 year old woman presents to the doctor convinced that there is something wrong with her. She reports frequent headaches that are not relieved with aspirin. She has been to numerous physicians and all have told her that there is nothing wrong with her. She expects that you can help her bcoz she knows that there is something wrong and that you can adequately treat her condition.
A 40 year old homeless man presents to the hospital on a cold night complaining of auditory hallucinations telling him to kill himself. When asked about the past psychiatric history, he is unable to give any detailed information. He seems concerned about being admitted immediately and refuses all medications, when offered.
The mother of a 20 year old man presents to your office in tears. She insists that you come to her house and see her son, who has been homebound for several years. She tells you that her son refuses to leave the house bcoz he believes that he is ugly and people will laugh at him. He feels deformed and refuses to let others see him. When you arrived at the house , you find an attractive young man with no observable deformities.