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Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a type of somatoform disorder characterized by a patient's persistent and unremitting preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance (eg, a large nose) or an exaggerated...
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-Body Dysmorphic Disorder is when someone constantly thinks about and exaggerates a phsycial characteristic

 

-They imagine they have a physical defect or flaw. (example, nose is too big)

 

-Their emotional distress and obsession doesn't allow them to function normally.

 

 

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Undifferentiated somatoform disorder - causes, functioning, person, people, women, health, Definition, Description

Undifferentiated somatoform disorder - causes, functioning, person, people, women, health, Definition, Description | Somatoform disorder | Scoop.it
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Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder

 

-Person has physical complaints about pain for more than 6 months that cannot be explained with them havnig a medical condition.

 

-Many different symptoms, there are alot and they are all very different. There is no medical evidence for the symptoms.

 

-Some of the most common symptoms for undifferentiated somatoform disorder are pain, fatigue, appetite loss, and various gastrointestinal problems. They last for a long time and there are many different complaints over time.

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Management of Briquet Syndrome (Hysteria)

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- There is no specific treatment for somatoform disorders, but it can be managed.

 

-People diagnosed with somatoform disorders should stay away from having surgery as much as possible, and should be very careful when taking medicines.

 

-Most people like psychotherapy where the therapist ignores the physical symptoms and instead teaches the patient to cope with it.

 

- Rarely will symptoms start showing after the age of 30, usually they start in teenage years.

 

 

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Somatoform Disorders: Symptoms, Types, and Treatment

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WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of a somatoform disorder -- a mental disorder in which patients experience pain that can't be traced to any physical cause.
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There are other types of somatoform disorders including:

 

Undifferentiated somatoform disorder- one or more unexplained symptoms for more than six months

 

Hypochondriasis- when a person is convinced that a small thing such as a headache is something serious such as a brain tumor

 

Body Dysmorphic Disorder- when someone is obsessed with or exaggerates a physical flaw

 

Pain Disorder- when someone has pain which starts from psychological stress or trauma

 

Somatoform disorder not otherwise specified- when people have symptoms of a somatoform disorder but don’t meet all criteria for another diagnosis

 

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Diseases and Conditions of Hypochondriasis

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-Hypochondriasis is a somatoform disorder, but its it could be explained as an anxiety disorder.

 

-Hypochondriasis is when people are very worried about getting a disease, or they think they do have a serious disease. They think their minor health problems or normal body functions are symptoms of a serious disease. They don’t fake their pain, and they truly believe they are sick.

 

-Signs that one might have hypochondriasis are if they have gone to many doctors to find one that thinks they have a serious illness, if they are concerned about a specific thing in their body (like their heart or digestive system), their symptoms or area of concern might change, doctors reassurance that they’re fine don’t calm them down: they still think the doctor is wrong, and the person might suffer from anxiety, nervousness, or depression.

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Somatoform Disorders - November 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

The somatoform disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that cause unexplained physical symptoms.
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when diagnosing one has to be careful not to classify a patient as having either

 

-factitious disorder: when their body takes on physical symptoms for an unconscious internal motive. For example, if one just wants to be sick

 

- malingering disorder:when their body takes on physcial symptoms for an internal reason. For example, if they want financial or legal benifits.

 

These disorders can be confused easily, but somatoform disorders have no reason for the physical problems, there are no obvious gains or incentives for the person.

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Somatization disorder: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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-People with a history of being abused, either physcially or sexually, are more likely to have this disorder. However you dont have to have been abused to have this disorder.

 

-People with this disorder usually have chronic pain that lasts for years. Also, usually theres pain with the digestive, nervous, and digestive systems.

 

-Some of the symptoms are abdominal pain, amnesia, back pain, bloating, chest pain, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, headaches, impotence, joint pain, nausea and sometimes vomiting, pain in the legs or arms, palpitations, paralysis or muscle weakness, shortness of breath, and vision changes.

 

-For somatoform disorders, one would go through psychotherapy. During psychotherapy they learn to recognize what makes the pain worse, to develop methods of coping with the symptoms, and to keep themselves active even if they still have pain. They shouldn’t be told that their symptoms are imaginary.

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