Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples


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Which of the following correctly depicts the CONTRAST between somatoform disorders and malingering?

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1. Janet has a conversion disorder. You might expect her to exhibit symptoms similar to all of the following EXCEPT:

2. Why wouldn't you necessarily expect an underlying traumatic experience to exist in the case of a pain disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on what somatoform disorder are and how well you can define the terminology surrounding somatoform disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The difference between somatoform disorders and malingering
  • Characteristics of conversion disorder
  • The causes of pain in pain disorder
  • The term for a person who assumes the worst about a mild symptom
  • Facts about somatoform 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 somatoform disorders lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as malingering and hypochondriasis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of pain disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about somatoform disorders, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define somatoform disorder
  • Identify different types of somatoform disorders
  • Understand common symptoms of somatoform disorders