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Pain disorder is a psychological syndrome that is considered part of the family of somatoform disorders. Which of the following true of pain disorder?
(A) It occurs more often in males than in females
(B) It often gives the patient some form of secondary gain
(C) Patient are often very in touch with their emotions
(D) Patients often have good insight into their disorder
(E) The diagnosis requires pain or dysfunction at four distinct sites, at least two of which are gastrointestinal, one is neurologic, and one is sexual
 

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Correct answer is B

Pain disorder is different from somatization disorder.
Pain disorder patients usually have secondary gain and they don't have insight into their problem.
 

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Hello RRMadukha. OK so these patients have actual pain and through this they get a secondary gain, unlike malingering that provoke the pain for the secondary gain?
Yep, correct.
They are not faking the pain but they do usually get some secondary gain from the pain like days off from work ...etc But the important distinction is that they are not faking the pain, they even give them some sort of nerve blocks if the pain persisted chronically.
 
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