Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders

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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. Rather, the pain may persist, further disrupting the client’s life. In these cases, psychological evaluations may be used to determine if any psychological disorders exist. Specifically, somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, and dissociative disorders may be considered for the client’s diagnosis. Additionally, psychologists may also evaluate whether other confounding factors, such as environmental and/or individual variables, influence a diagnosis.

For this Discussion, review the case study in the Learning Resources. Consider the presenting symptoms of the client and any confounding factors that may influence diagnosis.

With these thoughts in mind:

1.)write an Axes I through V diagnoses for the client in the case study (will up-load)
2.)and explain your rationale for assigning these diagnoses on the basis of the DSM-IV-TR.
3.)Then describe three confounding factors that may influence client diagnosis and why

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