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Soma and Dissoc

Chap 16 Glencoe - Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

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somatoform disorder Collection of disorders in which physical symptoms for which there is no apparent physical cause present themselves. This includes conversion disorders and hypochondriasis.
conversion disorders the conversion of emotional difficulties into the loss of a specific physiological function.
hypochondriasis when a person who is in good health becomes preoccupied with imaginary ailments.
dissociative disorder Collection of disorders in which a person experiences alterations in memory, identity, or consciousness
dissociative amnesia Memory loss that has no biological explanation
dissociative fugue a person suddenly & unexpectedly travels away from home or work & is unable to recall the past
dissociative identity disorder someone seems to have two or more distinct identities, each with its own way of thinking & behaving
Created by: vsenn