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Somatoform, Factitious, and Sexual Disorders

24 September, 2015 - 17:42


  1. Differentiate the symptoms of somatoform and factitious disorders.
  2. Summarize the sexual disorders and paraphilias.

Although mood, anxiety, and personality disorders represent the most prevalent psychological disorders, as you saw in Table 12.3 there are a variety of other disorders that affect people. This complexity of symptoms and classifications helps make it clear how difficult it is to accurately and consistently diagnose and treat psychological disorders. In this section we will review three other disorders that are of interest to psychologists and that affect millions of people:somatoform disorder, factitious disorder, and sexual disorder.