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Somatic symptom disorder - Intro to Psychology

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    So far, we have discussed disorders that affect both thought and behavior.
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    However, there're some disorders that actually take on bodily or physical form
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    and actually mimic diseases. This is called Somatic Symptom Disorder. Somatic
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    Symptom Disorder used to be called hypochondriasys and is occurs when a person
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    complains of multiple physical disorders that cause distress and distruption of
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    a person's life. And persists for at least 6 months. According to the APA,
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    there are two main criteria for diagnosis. First, one or more distressing
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    somatic systems that disrupt daily living. And second, excessive thoughts,
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    feelings or behaviors related to bodily symptoms. Approximately 5 to 7% of US
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    adults experience Somatic Symptom Disorder. A very similar disorder is known as
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    Illness Anxiety Disorder. And it also involves a preoccupation and anxiety over
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    having illnesses. But without any of the actual symptoms.
Title:
Somatic symptom disorder - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
Project:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
01:02

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