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Somatoform Disorders

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Transcript of Somatoform Disorders

Causes and Treatment

No major physical cause

Emotional stress/well-being
Somatoform Disorder
A clinical complaint of symptoms

No explanation of symptoms or physical cause.

5 main types:
1. Hypochondriasis
2. Conversion Disorder
3. Body Dysmorphic Disorder
4. Pain Disorders
5. Somatization Disorder.
Quiz Time!
What have you learned from our presentation?
- MLA Format
"Somatization Disorder" Drugs.com Know more. Be sure Web. 03 Apr. 2015. <http://www.drugs.com/health-guide/somatization-disorder.html>.

"Somatoform Disorders (Briquet's Syndrome) | MyVMC." MyVMC. 07 July 2003. Web. 02 Apr. 2015. <http://www.myvmc.com/diseases/somatoform-disorders-briquets-syndrome/>.

"Somatoform Pain Disorder: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web. 03 Apr. 2015. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000922.htm>.

"Somatisation/Somatoform Disorders" Patient.co.uk. Web. 02 Apr. 2015. <http://www.patient.co.uk/health/somatisationsomatoform-disorders>.
Case Studies
Somatoform Disorders
Symptoms and Effects

Severe pain



Speech impediments

Incorrect self diagnostics

Social anxiety



Family Stress
Professional Care

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Prescription medicine


0.1 to 0.5% of the general population are affected.

up to 10% of hospital patients, 5 to 15% of psychiatric

0.2 to 2% in women and less than 0.2% in men
Local Help
Ottawa Anxiety & Trauma Clinic

The Ottawa Hospital

Ottawa Neurofeedback Center
Bibliography (2)
1. In Pain Disorder, which of the following are considered as basic features?
a) The pain itself (and not any other feature of the physical symptoms) is the predominant focus of the individual's complaints.

b) The pain causes significant distress

c) The pain causes impairment in social, occupational or other functioning

d) All of the above
2. What is prevalence rate for hypochondriasis in the general population?
a) 0.1 to 0.5%

b) 5 to 15%

c) 1 to 5%

d) 2 to 6 %
a) paralysis

b) impaired balance

c) urinary retention

d) double vision
Which of the following is NOT a symptom in Conversion disorder?
Hypochondriasis occurs when a person is preoccupied with....?
a) His/her appearance

b) The order and neatness of things

c) His or her health as well as contracting a disease

d) Apprehension and anxiety

e) His or her emotional distress
Pain disorder, Conversion disorder, and Somatisation disorder are more commonly found in females than males.
a) True

b) False
Name at least 3 types of
Somatoform disorders.
*** BONUS *** : Name all 5 types!
Somatic Symptom Disorder." Psych Central. Web. 03 Apr. 2015. <http://psychcentral.com/disorders/somatic-symptom-disorder/>.

"Somatic Symptom Disorder." Patient.co.uk. Web. 03 Apr. 2015. <http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/somatic-symptom-disorder>.

"Somatoform Disorders." - American Family Physician. Web. 03 Apr. 2015. <http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1333.html>.

"Somatoform Disorder ." Medscape. Web. 03 Apr. 2015. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/918628-overview>.
By: Sara & Finn
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