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Differential Diagnosis – Symptoms – Part III

Somatic Symptoms There are four causes for physical complaints or symptoms not explained by clinical findings: Somatic Symptom Disorders Psychosonatic Disorders Factitious Disorders Malingering Let’s deal with ( c ) and ( d ) first: Factitious disorders arise when a patient emulates physical complaints because he/she enjoys the role of the patient and will run …

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The Concept of Pathoplasticity

Pathoplasticity Regardless of what illness or injury we have incurred, no two of us appear to respond the same to almost identical situations. This is the concept of pathoplasticity. When we have the flu, or a sprained ankle, or a bruised knee, we have different levels of alarm, concern, expectancy and different ways of responding, …

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Developmental History & Failure to Recover

The developmental history is important to understanding a patient_s pattern of recovery, and it is critical for many reasons: …
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Distortion

Distortion This Week’s Topic: Hooked There are several behavioral signs which raise a red flag that you should do some …
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Brief Overview of Psychodiagnosis

Psychodiagnosis:  the briefest description of how to understand psychological disorders. The psychodiagnsos of these disorders …
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