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Somatoform Disorders. Shayne Benson & Kenzie Istook 9 May 2013 Psychology Period 1. General Information. Mental illness Cause bodily symptoms, including pain Real p ain & other problems preoccupied with health Symptoms with no apparent cause

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somatoform disorders

Somatoform Disorders

Shayne Benson & Kenzie Istook

9 May 2013

Psychology Period 1

general information
General Information
  • Mental illness
  • Cause bodily symptoms, including pain
  • Real pain & other problems
  • preoccupied with health
  • Symptoms with no apparent cause
  • Not the result of substance abuse or any other mental illness
history prevalence treatment
History, Prevalence & Treatment
  • Originally hysterias group
  • In 1980, broke away on basis of chief symptoms
  • http://www.textmed.com/disease/somatoform-disorders.htm for prevalence
  • Therapy
  • Recognize, cope, stay active
somatization disorder undifferentiated somatoform disorder
Somatization Disorder & Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
  • Pain, neurolic problems, gastrointestinal complaints, & sexual symptoms
  • Common w/ anxiety disorder
  • More common in women
  • Physical complaints more than 6 months
  • 50% suffer from other disorders
  • 4%-11% of pop. at some point in time
body dismorphic disorder
Body Dismorphic Disorder
  • “imagined ugliness”
  • Never satisfied with appearance
  • minor or imagined flaws
  • wrinkles, hair, or the size or shape of the eyes, nose, or breasts
  • Medication, cognitive behavioral therapy
sources
Sources
  • Info:
    • http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/somatoform-disorders-symptoms-types-treatment
    • http://www.psyweb.com/mdisord/jsp/somatd.jsp
    • http://www.minddisorders.com/Py-Z/Undifferentiated-somatoform-disorder.html
    • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000955.htm
    • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15172939
    • http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Somatoform+Disorders
    • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/body-dysmorphic-disorder/DS00559
  • Pictures:
    • http://www.psychiatrictimes.com
    • http://www.drugline.org
    • www.mental-health.fitnessthroughfasting.com
    • www.minddisorders.com
    • http://kwikblog.kwikmed.com
    • http://main.stylelist.com/
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