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1

What is Functional Neurologic symptom disorder?

-one or more sx or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory function that suggest a neuro or other general medical condition
-it's weird

2

What are some conversion disorder symptoms?

-paresthesias and anesthesias
-weakness
-paralysis
-pseudoseizures
-involuntary movements
-sensory disturbances: blindness, mutism

3

Conversion disorder tx

-counseling
-PT
-treating related stress and other conditions: SSRI's, Benzodiazepenes
-Transcranial magnetic stimulation

4

Do ppl with conversion disorder get better?

-yes!

5

What are Factitious disorders?

-factitious disorder imposed on self
-voluntary control of sx... to gain attention for being sick
-undergoes multiple medical and surgical procedures
-self injected feces or saliva....Muchausen's
-Bizarre or unusual sx

6

How do you treat Munchausen's?

-don't run a bunch of tests on them

7

Dissociative disorders

-dissociative amnesia: inability to recall important personal info, usually info regarding traumatic experience

8

What is dissociative fugue?

-sudden, unexpected travel away from home
-inability to recall one's past/personal identity

9

What is dissociative identity disorder?

-formerly known as "multiple personality disorder"
-Alters
-often survivors of sexual abuse

10

What are adjustment disorders?

-occur within 3 months of a serious life stressor and lasting less than 6 months (can persist over 6 months in presence of chronic stressor

11

How much does suicide cost?

-93.5 BILLION $ in 2013
-#10 in rank on cause of death

12

Where are suicide rates higher?

-in rural areas

13

Suicide risk factors?

-family hx of suicide
-Family hx of child maltreatment
-Previous suicide attempts***, severity of previous attempts
-hx of mental disorders, particularly depression
-history of alcohol and substance abuse

14

What do we have to make sure we do with risk factors for suicide?

-freaking DOCUMENT THEM