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1

What some examples of unexplained symptoms?

Poor memory
Poor concentration
Headaches
Altered state of taste and smell
Tinnitus
Dizziness
Fatigue
Weakness
Tingling
Pain

2

What are the rights of the sick role?

Exemption from normal social roles
Not held responsible for their condition

3

What are the obligations of the sick role?

Should get well
Should accept medical advice

4

What are the physical manifestations of anxiety?

Autonomic (sweating, palpitations, tingling, dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea, urinary frequency)
Increased motor tone (tremor, muscle pain, tiredness, dysphagia)
Hypervigilance (irritability, poor concentration, easily startled)

5

What are the physical manifestations of depression?

Sleep
Weight
Appetite
Libido
Energy levels
Posture
Pain perception

6

What is hypochondriasis?

Preoccupation with disease, fear of illness, persistent belief of unidentified disease

7

What is somatisation disorder?

Chronic onset before 30
Multiple unexplained physical symptoms

8

What is conversion disorder?

Loss of function of a body part
Signs mimic neurological disease with inconsistent signs
Patient not conscious of mechanism

9

What is malingering?

Symptoms or loss of function
Signs mimic neurological disease with inconsistent signs
Patient conscious of mechanisms

10

What are the features of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Multiple physical symptoms (fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia)
May overlap with other syndromes
Worse after exertion

11

What is non epileptic attack disorder?

Attacks that look like epilepsy but not caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain
Drug resistant