Abnormal Illness Behaviour: A Review of the Concept and its Implications
Patients presenting with illness behaviours which are not congruent with the objective evidence for the presence of illness may be suffering from psychopathologically-based illness behaviour, i.e., “abnormal” illness behaviour. The relevant terms are defined, and the implications for the medical care system are discussed in this chapter.
KeywordsPersonality Disorder Illness Behaviour Medical Psychology Medical Care System Somatization Disorder
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