Advanced Search Abstract Objective: To describe the assessment and treatment of severe functional impairment in a young female adolescent with somatoform pain disorder.
Somatoform Disorder Studies Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder have a distorted body image which is irrational and negative, which interferes with their ability to function, and which can result in unnecessary and numerous plastic surgeries, and suicides.
A case study series treated seven consecutive cases of body dysmorphic disorder with up to three sessions of EMDR1. These sessions focused on the memory of the first experience of the negative body image.
After treatment, five of the seven individuals no longer met diagnostic criteria for body dysmorphic disorder. Positive effects have also been reported with application to body image disturbance and self-esteem attendant to eating disorder.
Several preliminary studies have indicated that EMDR can be successful in eliminating or substantially reducing pain2,3 and others4,5 have indicted successful application to phantom limb pain. When the memory is thoroughly processed, the pain is alleviated.
Chronic pain, resulting from a variety of causes, is treated with the same focus on the etiological event7. Anecdotal reports suggest that EMDR may be effective in this application.
These results were supported in a series of case studies8. Seven cases treated with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing EMDR as time-limited treatment intervention for body image disturbance and self-esteem: Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice, 1, 3 Investigation of eye movement desensitization of body image.
Under DSM-IV, a “diagnosis” of somatization disorder entailed a history of physical symptoms for which, despite thorough medical evaluation, no satisfactory physical etiology could be established. Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders Discussion Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders When a client presents physical ailments for which no medical evidence confirms a condition, the client's pain may not simply go away. They include somatization disorder, undifferentiated somatoform disorder, hypochondriasis, conversion disorder, pain disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and somatoform disorder not otherwise specified.1 These disorders often cause significant emotional distress for patients and are a challenge to family physicians.
Behavioural Psychotherapy 21, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures 2nd edition. Guilford Press 7Ray, A.
Cognitive behavioral therapies and beyond. Practical Pain Management 3rd edition. EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain. Journal of Clinical Psychology.Under DSM-IV, a “diagnosis” of somatization disorder entailed a history of physical symptoms for which, despite thorough medical evaluation, no satisfactory physical etiology could be established.
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anxiety, somatoform, and the role. The Case of Agnes The following is a case study analysis of Anxiety, Somatoform, and Dissociative Disorders. The writer will present an analysis of a selected case as described in the text, Case studies in abnormal behavior (8th ed.) by Meyer R., Chapman, L.K., & Weaver, C.M.
(). A Year-Old Woman with Somatic Symptoms Case Study and Commentary: Robyn K. Goshorn, MD, FACP, and Elizabeth A. Rice, MD Somatoform disorder Substance abuse Physiologic states Chronic situational stress Sleep disorders (especially sleep apnea, nocturnal myoclonus.
Somatoform disorders are characterized by physical symptoms that suggest aphysical disorder but for which there are no demonstrable organic causes orknown physiologicmechanisms.
1 Thesymptoms are not under voluntary or conscious control; the patient is notmalingering. Patients with these disorders make persistent requests formedical investigations, although all findings are negative and health .
Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders Discussion Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders When a client presents physical ailments for which no medical evidence confirms a condition, the client's pain may not simply go away.