Somatoform Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

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A somatoform disorder involves:

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1. Which of these is NOT a somatoform disorder?

2. Somatoform disorders used to be called 'Hysteria,' after the Greek word for uterus, because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of somatoform disorders. Some of the material you'll be assessed on includes identifying an important qualification of somatoform disorders as well as the term 'hysteria.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Qualification of a somatoform disorder
  • Types of somatoform disorders
  • Reason somatoform disorders used to be called 'hysteria'
  • Individual who changed the name of hysteria to conversion disorder
  • Category that somatoform disorders fall under according to the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on somatoform disorders
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the reason somatoform disorders used to be called 'hysteria' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the individual who changed the name of the disorder from hysteria to conversion disorder
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the category somatoform disorders fall under according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychological disorders, review the accompanying lesson called Somatoform Disorders: Definition and Perspectives. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the broad category of somatoform disorders
  • Know the seven disorders that fall under the umbrella of somatoform disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Relate the ancient Egyptian's and Greek's views on somatoform disorders
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