Flashcards in Somatoform/Factitious Disorders Deck (17)
General Characteristics of somatoform disorder?
#Physical symptoms with no medical explanation
#adversely affect level of functioning
Treatment of somatoform disorder?
Diagnostic criteria for somatization disorder?
At least these symptoms:
#Voluntary motor or sensory disruption that appears medical
#"La belle indifference" – patient is unconcerned about impairment
Treatment for some somatization disorder?
Fictitious disorder aka?
None effective (if by proxy, call child protective services)
Adjustment disorder? Treatment? Symptoms must remit within
Maladaptive reaction to identifiable stressor
six months of removal of the stressor
patient is suspicious, mistrustful and questions loyalty – Personality disorder?
Patient is solitary, no close friends, no desire for close relationships
Brief psychotic episode with magical thinking, eccentric behavior, ideas of reference. Personality disorder?
Patient must be center of attention, with inappropriate sexual behavior and dramatic. Personality disorder?
Patient does not conform to social rules, no remorse, aggressive towards others. Personality disorder? (however, must be?)
Antisocial; over 18
Patient with unstable relationships, suicidal episodes, feelings of emptiness and inappropriate anger. Personality disorder?
Unable to be involved with people, views self as socially inept, reluctant to take risks. Personality disorder?
Patient unable to assume responsibility or express disagreement. Fear of being alone. Personality disorder?
Treatment of personality disorders
#Anxiolytics if needed