Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Abnormal Illness Behavior

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_14

Definition

It is the persistence of an inappropriate or maladaptive mode of perceiving, evaluating, or acting in relation to one's own state of health, despite the fact that the doctor has offered an accurate and reasonably lucid explanation about the illness, with opportunities for discussion, negotiations & clarifications, based on an adequate assessment of all biological, psychological, social & cultural factors.

 Abnormal Illness Affirming States

 Pain as a Cause of Psychiatric Illness

 Psychiatric Aspects of the Management of Cancer Pain

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