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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder produced by exposure to an overwhelming environmental stress and characterized by recurrent episodes of reexperiencing the trauma.

This may occur in the form of dissociated states in which the patient appears to relive the stressful experience as if it were actually taking place.

Other episodes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder are uncontrollable nightmares reproducing the traumatic events.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis is a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with bodily functions and a big fear that one is suffering from serious disease. Somatic complaints are an expression of the belief that some organic disease is present.

This patients complains of a wide variety of body symptoms, most commonly in the chest, head and bowel.They describes them with specific details respect to location, quality and duration. The complains are usually not associated with abnormal physical finding.

In Hypochondriasis the patient’s distress is exaggerated and he is resistant to logical reassurance.

Hypochondriacal symptoms are frequently associated with Depression and disappear when the affective disorder is relieved.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Sexual Anhedonia

What does mean Sexual Anhedonia ?

In Sexual Anhedonia the person experience erection and ejaculation with no pleasure during orgasm.

Sexual Anhedonia occurs without spinal cord damage or peripheral neuropathy.

Others Disorders of Sexual  Dysfunction in the Male are : Inhibited Sexual Excitement, Inhibition of Orgastic Control, and Inhibited Orgasm.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Briquet’s Syndrome

Briquet’s Syndrome is a Somatization Disorder characterized by multiple somatic symptoms.

This illness is considered a form of hysteria and occurs predominantly in women.

The Briquet’s Syndrome patients complains of vague somatic symptoms, ie, abdominal pain, fatigue, headaches, sparring, dyspareunia, nausea, and vomiting.

The symptoms are a message expressing a desperate plea for help and attention.

Patients often dissatisfied with their care, go from doctor to doctor.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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