Posted: November 14th, 2016
Unit 4.1: When is Surgery Too much surgery?
Explain the meaning of Body Dysmorphic Disorders. Discuss what individuals might do if they suffer from this disorder. Include avoidance behavior, isolation, plastic surgery, and the wearing of certain “disguising” items of clothing. Can you think of at least one celebrity that “could fit” this diagnosis? Please provide a link to where you found the information on the celebrity so your classmates can explore more about this individual and symptoms.
How is Body Dysmorphic Disorder similar to, and different from, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Unit 4.2: I Feel Sick…
The term hypochondriasis is a medical term that is often misunderstood. It means the same thing as “An intense illness concern.” In hypochondriasis the patient is overly concerned with having a serious illness despite many reassurances that there is no physical illness present. If you were a psychologist presented with a patient that had intense worries, what steps would you take to develop a differential diagnosis for this patient? What therapies would be appropriate in the treatment of a person with this disorder? Please be sure to view the short video below and include what you view in your answer.
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