Ch 15: Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Somatoform Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study somatoform disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of somatoform disorders in abnormal psychology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes and treatment options for somatoform disorders
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about somatoform disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any somatoform disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a somatoform unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Conversion disorder
  • Somatization disorder
  • Pain disorder
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Undifferentiated somatoform disorders

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
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.

Hypochondria: Definition, Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

8. Hypochondria: Definition, Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

When we have severe headaches or rashes, we might search symptoms or causes online to give us an idea of what we might have. People with hypochondria (hypochondriasis) do this obsessively. Severe hypochondria can interfere with a normal, healthy lifestyle.

What Are Sleep Disorders? - Symptoms & Causes

9. What Are Sleep Disorders? - Symptoms & Causes

Next to working, people spend the majority of their time sleeping. In this lesson, you'll learn about common sleep disorders as well as the symptoms and causes of each, and you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

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