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Cognitive behavior therapy with a migrant Pakistani in Malaysia: a single case study of conversion disorder

Choudhry, Fahad Riaz and Munawar, Khadeeja and Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum and Tam, Cai Lian (2019) Cognitive behavior therapy with a migrant Pakistani in Malaysia: a single case study of conversion disorder. Jurnal Psikologi Malaysia, 33 (2). pp. 45-64. ISSN 2289-8174

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Abstract

This clinical case presents a 24 years old, Muslim Pakistani girl with a history of conversion disorder. Her symptoms comprised fits, restlessness, numbness in legs, poor coordination, and balance, burning during urination and retention. A Cognitive Behavioral Model was used for conceptualizing her problem and devising a management plan based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and culturally adapted coping statements. She took 13 therapy sessions and was presented with idiosyncratic case conceptualization. Psychoeducation on the illness, maladaptive thoughts identification, coping statements, and verbal challenging were used in a collaborative way for cognitive restructuring of the client. Behavioral techniques of extinction and behavioral activation were also practiced. The focus of terminal sessions was on anger management and it was found that she needed couple of more sessions in order to help her manage her anger. However, the therapy was terminated on part of client after attainment of short-term goals. The client reported to have 75 % improvement in her overall condition and remained compliant throughout the therapy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9018/80171
Uncontrolled Keywords: conversion disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy, cultural coping statements, Muslim, Pakistani, female
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 10:41
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 10:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80171

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