Psychosomatic Disorders in Media

Find one of the following psychosomatic disorders in a book, TV show, or movie (suggestions follow).

Conversion disorder, Factitious disorder (including factitious disorder imposed on another), Illness anxiety disorder, Malingering, Symptom somatic disorder.

After reading or watching, discuss the following in your initial post:

Briefly describe relevant information about the person and their symptoms from the show or book.
Compare what you saw or read about the disorder with how the disorder is described in the DSM-5.
Did the person receive treatment or medication? Was that treatment what is recommended?
What were their family and friends’ reactions to the disorder?
Do you think this show or book helps or hurts the understanding of mental illness?
If you were seeing this person as a patient, would you do anything different than what was portrayed in the show or book?

Sample Solution