Answer to Question #80450 in Other Psychology for Khutso
Thandi,a 21-year old student, suddenly lost the use of her arms three months ago. After numerous medical tests, the doctors have ruled out a medical cause for her sudden paralysis. her complete paralysis has slowly improved to the point that she can raise her arms slightly. However, Thandi s symptoms is causing her severe distress as she cannot write her university exams or perform most chores at home.
According to the DSM-5 classification system, Thank s abnormal behaviour can be diagnosed as:
1.body dysmorphic disorder
2.factitious disorder imposed on self
3.somatic symptom disorder
4.conversion disorder (functional symptom disorder)
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