Somatic and Dissociative Disorders
Actions Chapter 6: Somatic and Dissociative Disorders
Please answer one of the following three questions:
A. Why might an alter identity develop in an individual? An alter identity may, in fact, be adaptive to the person. Please describe how that might be and offer some examples.
B. What are some examples of normal physical symptoms that someone with somatic symptom disorder might interpret catastrophically?
C. How might a psychologist detect the difference between headaches due to physical factors and those that might be conversion symptoms?
Grading: Answer question A, or B, or C.