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Conversion Disorder (Somatoform Disorder)

Conversion Disorder (Somatoform Disorder)

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Conversion Disorder (Somatoform Disorder)

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  1. Conversion Disorder (Somatoform Disorder) KervinDelvalle Period 3 Psychology

  2. What is Conversion disorder? • anxiety converted into a physical symptom

  3. Associated Features • Psychological conflicts •  An emotional event, scary or stressful incident may trigger physical symptoms • Feel seriously distress • Impaired in social, occupational, or • Important areas of life • Stressful experiences

  4. Associated features p.2 • Most people who suffer from this disorder may have another psychiatric problem: • generalized anxiety • some form of depression • obsessive compulsive disorder • report higher than average frequency of emotion • physical abuse during childhood

  5. DSM-IV-TR • Motor symptoms or deficits: • This subtype includes such symptoms as coordination or balance, paralysis or localized weakness, difficulty swallowing or “lump in throat,” aphonia, and urinary retention. • Sensory symptom or deficit: • This subtype includes such symptoms as loss of touch or pain sensation, double vision ,blindness, deafness, and hallucinations. • Seizures or convulsions: • This subtype includes seizures or convulsion with voluntary or sensory components. • Mixed presentations: • This subtype is used if symptoms

  6. Etiology • Theory • Fried’s calls conversion disorder hysterical neurosis • which means a physical reaction to anxiety from "MIND" to "BODY" • Genetic • Runs in the family

  7. Prevalence • Affects 1- 3% • 2 to 5 times more common in women ( About 3%) • Ages between  10 - 35 years old

  8. Prognosis • Some Symptoms usually last about 2 weeks and may suddenly go away

  9. Treatment • Treatment is focused on managing symptoms, improving quality of life, and improving coping skills • Antidepressants are sometimes used for accompanying depression • Referral to a pain clinic is helpful in pain disorder • Involvement in therapy groups to improve coping and express emotions verbally has shown some benefit

  10. Reference • "Pinoy Nurses Galore." Somatoform Disorders ~. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <http://pinoynursesgalore.blogspot.com/2010/08/somatoform-disorders.html>. • American psychiatric association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of  mental disorders fourth edition test revision.Washington,   DC: American psychiatric association. • Halgin , R.P. and whit bourne , S.K. (2005).  Abnormal psychology: clinical perspectives on psychological disorders. New York , NY: McGraw-Hill. • Intelihealth:the trusted resource. Retrieved from http:// www.intelihealth.com/IH/intIH/WSIHWOOO/9339/9759.htlm • M. D.G. (2011). Myers' psychology fpr ap. New York , NY: Worth publishers. yers

  11. Lastly..Discussion Question • Would therapy really be a help?

  12. APA • http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/gender-identity-disorder • http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001950/