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1

What is somatisation?

Sx for 2 years
Refuses to accept reassurance

2

What is hypochondria?

Belief in severe underlying disease e.g. Cancer
Despite proof to the contrary

3

What is conversion disorder?

Loss of motor or sensory function without organic cause
Not feigned
Sufferer my be indifferent

4

Dissociative

Can be amnesia, fugue or stupor

5

What is factitious disorder / Munchausens ?

Intentional production of sx
For the attention of medics

6

What is malingering?

Fraudulent stimulation or exaggeration of sx/ condition
For financial or other gain

7

Narcolepsy

Sudden deep sleep - brief
Cataplexy - bilateral loss of muscle tone
Sleep paralysis + hypnagogic hallucinations

8

Nocturnal leg cramps are associated with

DM
Pregnancy
Arthritis

9

Kleine- Levin

Extreme somnolence
Hyperphagia
Males > females
Sexual disinhibition
Confusion
Irritability
Euphoria
Hallucinations
Delusions