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61623 Psychosocial factors- factors that are either psychological or sociocultural- may contribute to somatic or bodily illnesses in a variety of ways 61623 Rene Descartes went so far as to claim that the mind or soul is separate from the body- a position called mind-body dualism 61623 Not until the 20th century were medical scientists persuaded that psychosocial factors such as stress worry and unconscious needs can contribute in major ways to physical illness 61623 Factitious disorder and somatoform disorder are believed to be due to psychosocial factors 61623 Psychophysiological disorders are believed to result from an interaction of biological psychological and socialcultural factors 61623 Factitious Disorder 61623 malingering- intentionally faking illness to achieve an external goal 61623 patient may intentionally produce or fake physical symptoms simply from a wish to be a patient that is the motivation for assuming the sick role may be the role itself 61623 often go to extremes to create the appearance of illness give themselves medication secretly 61623 often research their supposed ailments and may become very knowledgeable about medicine 61623 munchausen syndrome- the extreme of and long-tem from of factitious disorder 61623 munchausen syndrome by proxy- parents make up or produce physical illness in their children leading in some case to repeated painful diagnostic tests medication and surgery 61623 more common in women then men severe cases are more frequent in men usually begins during early adulthood 61623 most common among people who 1 as children received extensive medical treatment for a true physical disorder 2 experienced family problems or physical or emotional abuse in childhood 3 carry a grudge against the medical profession 4 have worked as a nurse laboratory technician or medical aide 5 have an underlying personality problem such as extreme dependence 61623 often have poor social support few long-term social relationships and little family life 61623 Somatoform Disorders 61623 another pattern of physical complaints with largely psychosocial causes no apparent medical cause 61623 do
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