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Ch 15: Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution

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The Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about somatoform disorders in abnormal psychology. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the vocabulary and concepts involving somatoform disorders required in a typical abnormal psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Define somatoform disorders.
  • Describe the causes and treatment of conversion disorder.
  • Understand what causes somatization disorder, and learn how to treat it.
  • Examine the symptoms and treatment of pain disorder.
  • Explain what causes hypochondriasis, and describe the treatment protocol for this disorder.
  • Discuss the causes and treatment of body dysmorphic disorder.
  • Learn about the classification issues with undifferentiated and not otherwise specified somatoform disorders.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution
Somatoform Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

1. Somatoform Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

What happens when psychological pain becomes physical pain? In this lesson, we'll look at the category of mental illness known as somatoform disorders, including the history and current views on them.

Conversion Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

2. Conversion Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

Have you ever heard the expression 'mind over matter?' Well, that pretty much describes conversion disorder. In this lesson, we'll learn about the history, symptoms, causes, and treatment of the mental illness known as conversion disorder.

Somatization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

3. Somatization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

What happens when someone has symptoms of being ill, but doctors can't find anything wrong with them? They might have somatization disorder. In this lesson, we'll look closely at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of somatization disorder.

Pain Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

4. Pain Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

When you think of something called pain disorder, it may sound like a purely physical disorder. Interestingly enough, it is actually classified as a mental disorder. Find out more in this lesson.

Hypochondriasis: Definition, Causes and Treatment

5. Hypochondriasis: Definition, Causes and Treatment

What happens when someone believes they are dying, even though they're healthy? In this lesson, we will look at hypochondriasis, including what it is, what causes it, and how it is treated.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

6. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

For some people, the person in the mirror is not aligned with reality. In this lesson, we'll look closer at body dysmorphic disorder, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Other Somatoform Disorders: Undifferentiated and Not Otherwise Specified

7. Other Somatoform Disorders: Undifferentiated and Not Otherwise Specified

What happens when someone has physical symptoms without a physical cause? In this lesson, we'll look at undifferentiated and not otherwise specified somatoform disorders, including what they are and diagnostic issues surrounding them.

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms, Causes & Definition

8. What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms, Causes & Definition

How many times have you thought about that one characteristic that you don't like about yourself? For those with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), thinking about imperfections is a daily obsession. It can turn into the focus of each day, and if ignored, even their whole lives.

What Is Conversion Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms, Definition & Causes

9. What Is Conversion Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms, Definition & Causes

Have you ever heard the expression 'it's all in your head'? For those suffering from conversion disorder this is the case, even when very seemingly real physical symptoms are experienced. Read on to find out more about this rare disorder and a recent case in which it was reported in mass numbers in New York.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vs. Depression

10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vs. Depression

This lesson discusses the challenge of overlapping symptoms found in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and depression, as well as their unique characteristics that set them apart from each other.

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