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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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Somatic Symptom Disorders in Brief

Somatic Symptom Disorders:  The root word “soma” means body. And somatic symptom disorder refers to emotional problems presenting as physical complaints. You are likely most familiar with this from the somatic symptom disorder called “conversion disorder” in which a traumatized individual suddenly goes blind…or deaf…or cannot swallow or has seizures in the absence of a …

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Do Cases "Turn" Psychological

An injured who sustained a minor fall from four feet, an ankle sprain and now says that he cannot ever again work as a roofer. …
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FESTER – Resistance to Recovery

Fester: You would think that patients want to recover as quickly as possible, but we find them actually slowing their own …
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Reinjury

Reinjury fear: An unresolved orthopedic injury leads to the belief, strengthened over time that any use of the affected area …
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