Psychopathological Mechanisms

Current theorizing concerning the psychopathological mechanisms of somatoform illness is dominated by the concepts of dissociation, conversion, and somatization; these models, and the evidence cited in their support, are described here. Currently, no one model provides a completely satisfactory explanation of how it is possible for the symptoms of illness to be experienced in the absence of organic pathology. Although current models have shed light on many aspects of somatoform illness, they are conceptually underspecified and, in certain respects, not well supported by empirical research. Although it is likely that a complete account of unexplained medical symptoms will incorporate aspects of the dissociation, conversion, and somatization models, the development of such an account ultimately requires a more detailed examination of psychological and neuroscien-tific concepts not currently considered in this domain.

Conquering Fear In The 21th Century

Conquering Fear In The 21th Century

The Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Fear And Getting Breakthroughs. Fear is without doubt among the strongest and most influential emotional responses we have, and it may act as both a protective and destructive force depending upon the situation.

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