Somatic symptom disorder and other disorders | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy November 20, 2019 14 By Kody Olson Related posts: Personality disorders | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy Generalized anxiety disorder | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy Schizophrenia | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy CategoryArticles BlogTagsHealth (Industry) Mental Illness (Disease Or Medical Condition) Somatoform Disorder (Disease Or Medical Condition) 14 Comments Daustyna A says: November 5, 2015 at 8:49 am get it, get it. broke it down for me. thank you. Reply utubr10 says: June 2, 2016 at 11:43 pm This is utter crap. Reply lostusaslambus says: November 1, 2016 at 3:55 am great explanation. thank you! Reply Rhiannon Morrison-Williams says: January 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm Wonderful explanation, needed this for a later exam that I will be attending… Abnormal psychology is a possible issue that may arise and Psychological disorders such as these may appear as a specific abnormal issue that I will have to suggest how two perspectives will explain these… As an innocent query, how do you spell the other term for the 'Factitious Disorder' that was mentioned? Reply Melody Diehl says: February 16, 2017 at 1:39 am Wonderful diagram – very helpful Reply Steve Amuz says: February 24, 2017 at 8:45 pm great explanation, love your videos. Reply Hossam Mohamed says: April 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm that comparison between somatic symptom disorder and conversion disorder was really good Reply John Dow says: July 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm Or its where the dr. Cant find the problem so its all in ur head. Yea. Its all in ur head ur have times whn u go blind for no reason lol. Or cant stand cuz the pain in ur neck and back. In other words the drs dont know whts wrong and have gave up. Reply jami rupa says: October 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm Can syshomatic disorder can be cured if a person is in high pressure problem. Reply Katie McCall says: March 8, 2018 at 6:49 am I was just diagnosed with this and wanted to know in plain English what it meant thank you! Reply T J Amour says: October 20, 2018 at 1:26 am Scary Reply Warrior Princess says: November 5, 2018 at 7:13 pm How can I help someone who potentially has conversion disorder? They have been telling me about "blackouts" that they're experiencing. This has been going on for at least 2-3 years. They had an mri eeg and ecg tests done which all came back normal. It's really limiting their life and they're not able to do things that they enjoy. Constantly worrying about the next blackout. This blackout is explain as if they're spaced out and can't seem to click out of it. They're very reluctant to talk about it and refuse to beleive it's a mental health issue and not physical. Please help I'm desperate to get this person back to enjoying their life. Reply Aidid Rashed Efat says: July 2, 2019 at 9:21 am Mental conditions are medical conditions too. Reply EMS 76 says: August 21, 2019 at 7:39 am Khan Staff, Why did you stop with factitious disorder? You know perfectly well that it is important to distinguish not only somatoform disorders from factitious disorders but also factitious and somatoform from malingering. It is a critical distinction, without which many people confuse them with faking symptoms for personal gain **without any form of mental illness whatsoever**. People with factitious disorder unlike malingering do in fact have a mental illness. They need treatment – but for the psychological factors that give rise to factitious disorder as opposed to the pseudo-diseases they want to receive care and attention for. I'm really surprised you left that out. This is the exact subject where malingering is best introduced to students! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.