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b. One or more somatic symptoms that are distressing or disrupting in one or more aspect of daily life
c. Excess thoughts feelings or behaviors associated with this symptoms that lead to some bad things
d. Is Something that is actually going on but they’re overly concerned

Somatic Symptom Disorder


i. Disproportionate thoughts about the seriousness of symptoms
ii. Consistently high levels of anxiety about symptom
iii. Devote excessive time and energy to the symptoms or related concerns

symptoms of somatic symptom disorder


Illness Anxiety Disorder

a. Easily alarmed by their personal health
b. Avoid medical care or complete excessive health related behaviors
c. The person has a preoccupation with having or acquiring a serious disease
d. Person afraid to get a check up because they might have cancer
e. Disproportionately concerns them


Conversion Disorder

a. Has one or more symptoms of altered voluntary motor sensory functions
b. Distress or impairment due to symptoms but sometimes it doesn’t always concern them


a. Has a somatic medical condition other than a mental disorder and has one of the following behviors
i. Influences the course of the medical condition
1. Migraines because of a panic attack
ii. Factors interferes with the medical treatment
b. The person is not making this up

Psychological Factors Affecting Other Medical Conditions


Facitious Disorder

a. Person is faking illness for the purpose of none external reward
b. Doing it for a nontangible reward ex: love, support
c. Can be diagnosed by proxy
i. Imposing it on someone else
d. A mental disorder



a. Person is faking illness
b. Can be diagnosed b
c. Faking for a tangible reward


a. Most severe form of Bipolar Disorder
b. The person is too happy and must be hospitalized so the person doesn’t do something they regret
i. Symptoms severe !!
c. Has a full blown manic episode
d. They can be irritated also

Bipolar I Disorder


Symptoms of Bipolar I

i. Inflated self esteem
ii. Extremely chatty/ talking fast
iii. Feeling their thoughts are racing
iv. Hard time staying on track
v. Increase in goal directed activities


a. One or more Manic symptoms but not as severe
i. Can be helpful in being productive
b. May have major depressive mood

Bipolar II


a. Has one or more hyper manic episodes
b. Also one or more dysymic episodes

Cyclothymic disorder


Personality Disorder

Moderate or greater impairment in 2 or more areas of personality functioning
Long Lasting Disorder
Person has one or more pathological traits/areas


OCEAN personality traits

a. Openness to experience: willingness to experience new things
b. Conscientiousness : extent to which you are reliable
c. Extraversion: the extent to which you are outgoing
d. Agreeableness: extent to which you want to get along with people
e. Neuroticism: extent to which you let things affect you


Delusional Disorder

a. Person has one or more delusions with the duration of one month or more
b. Aside from the delusions and ramifications, there is no behavioral abnormities and the person is ok
c. Person is not open to evidence that something is wrong with them. more to do with the person than with the earth
d. Delusions get classified as bizarre or non bizarre


Common types of delusions

i. Erotomanic- person is convinced someone is in love with them. Can lead to stalking
ii. Grandiose- believe they have done incredible things
iii. Jealous- convinced that their spouse or partner is being unfaithful
iv. Persecutory- has a central theme that someone is out to get them in a very particular way
v. Somatic- delusions about their bodily function or sensation


a. Person has: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior
b. Person has it for a least a day but less than a month

Brief Psychotic Disorder


a. Have their symptoms for one month and they have two or more symptoms. Less than 6 months
b. Person has delusions, hallucination, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or negative symptoms (something has been subtracted from normal behavior. Ex. avolition)

Schizophreniform Disorder



a. Same symptoms as schizophreniform but have for 6 months for more
b. Common delusions that thoughts are being put or taken out of their head


a. Occurs when the person has a mood episode with positive symptoms of schizophrenia
b. Have delusions or hallucinations outside of mood episode
c. 2 weeks or more- assumed that is long duration but not specified

Schioaffective Disorder


Perceptual abberation

altered perceptions



inability to experience pleasure social and emotional