conversion disorder


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conversion disorder

n.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of symptoms, such as paralysis, tremor, or visual or auditory problems, that resemble those of nervous system dysfunction but cannot be explained by a neurological disorder. Development of the disorder is often associated with psychological stress or trauma. Also called conversion reaction, functional neurological symptom disorder.

conversion disorder

n
(Pathology) a psychological disorder in which severe physical symptoms like blindness or paralysis appear with no apparent physical cause
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Noun1.conversion disorder - a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
glove anesthesia - a mental disorder involving loss of sensitivity in the hand and wrist; "since no combination of nerves serve this area a glove anesthesia is clearly psychogenic in origin"
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Conversion disorder is the presence of neurologic symptoms in the absence of a neurologic diagnosis that fully explains those symptoms.
To suggest that conversion disorder is defacto a biological disorder because it may be found to be so in the future risks a whole can of worms I won't get into here.
This study was carried out to develop a conversion disorder scale for children.
Sumaira Kausar, talked about psychosocial dysfunctions in female adolescents with conversion disorder and said psychotherapeutic treatment of patient with conversion disorder and their maladaptive schemas can be targeted for modification.
Objective: The aim of the study was to develop an indigenous symptom checklist of conversion disorder which would be representative of the Pakistani population.
Harunur Rashid: The common mental illnesses prevailing in our country are Anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, OCD, sleep disorder, sexual dysfunction, acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, conversion disorder (hysteria), somatoform disorder is more common.
should be rejected because conversion disorder is not an etiologic
Objective: To revise conversion disorder scale and to establish the psychometric properties of the revised scale.
The priority psychiatric diagnoses, identified in earthquake survivors were Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Psychosis, Mental Retardation, Epilepsy, Conversion disorder, PTSD and Delirium according to a study done by Dr.
As conversion disorders were not represented in the initial sample and they were a relevant target population to evaluate a somatoform dissociation symptoms scale, a second group of 38 patients who were specifically referred because they have been diagnosed of conversion disorder was added.
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the level of psychological distress in care givers of patients with conversion disorder and to determine its association with various demographic variables of the carers.
eom/images/b/b1/Physical therapy management for conversion disorder case series.