Flashcards in Unexplained Sx + random Deck (9)
What is somatisation?
Sx for 2 years
Refuses to accept reassurance
What is hypochondria?
Belief in severe underlying disease e.g. Cancer
Despite proof to the contrary
What is conversion disorder?
Loss of motor or sensory function without organic cause
Sufferer my be indifferent
Can be amnesia, fugue or stupor
What is factitious disorder / Munchausens ?
Intentional production of sx
For the attention of medics
What is malingering?
Fraudulent stimulation or exaggeration of sx/ condition
For financial or other gain
Sudden deep sleep - brief
Cataplexy - bilateral loss of muscle tone
Sleep paralysis + hypnagogic hallucinations
Nocturnal leg cramps are associated with