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Somatic Symptom Disorder Criteria

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Which DSM version had Somatoform Disorders and Factitious Disorders?


In the context of the text, which disorder is characterized by the emergence of physical symptoms as an attempt to resolve unconscious conflicts?


What was the main critique mentioned in the text regarding diagnosing a mental condition in Somatoform Disorders?

Implying that physical symptoms are not real

Which psychological approach emphasizes the interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors in understanding health and illness?

Biopsychosocial Approach

From the text, which disorder is associated with hypersensitivity to environmental substances and is sometimes controversial in diagnosis?

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

What is a common characteristic of Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Excessive thoughts, feelings, or behaviors related to health concerns

In Illness Anxiety Disorder, what distinguishes it from Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Preoccupation with having or acquiring a serious illness

What behavior is commonly associated with Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Seeking excessive medical attention

Which of the following is a common experience among individuals with Illness Anxiety Disorder?

High level of anxiety about personal health status

What sets apart Illness Anxiety Disorder from Somatic Symptom Disorder in terms of symptoms?

Lack of or mild physical symptoms in Illness Anxiety Disorder

What is a key feature distinguishing Somatic Symptom Disorder from Illness Anxiety Disorder?

Disproportionate thoughts about symptom seriousness in Somatic Symptom Disorder

What is the defining characteristic of Somatic Symptom and Illness Anxiety Disorders?

Preoccupation with bodily symptoms

Why are individuals with Somatic Symptom and Illness Anxiety Disorders often not seen by mental health professionals?

Little is known about effective treatment

What is the treatment approach for Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder?

Prescribing the symptoms

What does the term 'functional' refer to in Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder?

Symptoms without an organic cause

Which disorder is characterized by one or more symptoms of altered voluntary motor or sensory function?

Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder

What is the main focus of the Biopsychosocial Approach in treating disorders like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Considering biological, psychological, and social factors in treatment

Which assessment tool is used to evaluate somatic complaints in patients with normal neuropsychological test results?

Psychological PAI: Somatic Complaints Scale

In the context of neuropsychological profiles, what is a common finding for patients with Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder?

Inconsistent neuropsychological profiles

What treatment approach is recommended for patients with Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder to avoid invasive interventions?


Which approach aims to assure patients that their symptoms are real even without a clear medical cause?


What is a common feature of Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self (Munchausen's) as described in the text?

Rejecting or criticizing offered help

How do patients with Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder typically respond to suggestions about the psychological component of their difficulties?

Reject any psychological suggestions

What distinguishes Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (Munchausen’s By Proxy) from Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self?

The victim is presented as ill, impaired, or injured to others

What is a key characteristic that differentiates Factitious Disorder from Malingering?

Presence of external rewards

How can Factitious Disorder be definitively distinguished from conversion disorders in clinical practice?

Through corroborated covert surveillance or confession

What distinguishes Malingering from other psychiatric disorders?

Exaggerating symptoms for personal gain

Which assessment tool is specifically designed to detect malingering by evaluating memory functions?

Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)

What is a notable characteristic of individuals with Factitious Disorder regarding rewards?

They are not motivated by external rewards

What is a common characteristic of Psychogenic or non-epileptic seizures?

Unconsciousness with normal limb movement

In Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder, what does the presence of secondary gain suggest?

Malingering behavior

How does Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder convert emotional pain according to the text?

Into physical pain symptoms

What makes the assessment of Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder challenging?

Denial of emotional problems by patients

What is a key feature that provides evidence of incompatibility in Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder?

Clinical findings contradicting neurological or medical conditions

This quiz covers the criteria for somatic symptom disorder, including distressing physical symptoms and excessive thoughts or behaviors related to health concerns. Test your knowledge on the key components of this mental health condition.

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