Additional retrospective and prospective longitudinal studies of victims of adversities is needed to determine if there is a neurobiological basis to functional neurological disorders, such as conversion disorder
. This may be achieved by utilizing the ACEs questionnaire for local studies in Pakistan.
Childhood trauma, dissociation, and psychiatric comorbidity in patients with conversion disorder
. Am J Psy 2004; 161: 2271-6.
(also known as functional neurological symptom disorder)
(CD) "involves unexplained symptoms or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory function" that cannot be attributed to an organic neurological cause.
The most common diagnostic categories of 39 patients who first visited the ED and then were followed up by the child and adolescent psychiatrist included conversion disorder
with 17.9% (n=7), major depressive disorder with 15.3% (n=6), panic disorder with 15.3% (n=6), behavioral disorder with 12.8% (n=5), generalized anxiety disorder with 12.8% (n=5), and somatization disorder with 10.2% (n=4), respectively.
This included depression in 31, phobia in 15, anxiety in 6 and conversion disorder
and sleep disturbance in 1 patient each.
by Amanda Stocks EX-NURSE Karen Olah felt like a prisoner in her own body when she was struck down with a rare condition called conversion disorder
Revised, this edition has new chapters on neuropsychological models, culturally competent assessments, psychopathy, conversion disorder
, and psychological testing in child custody cases and personnel selection.
Morgan wrote on her tweet thread that she wasn't born with conversion disorder
and that the incident from which she acquired the condition happened almost a year ago.
The DSM-III gave up using the term "hysteria", being too imprecise and having various definitions, and the features of this pathology made up different diagnoses: dissociative disorders, somatoform disorders (conversion disorder
and somatization disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder in the anxiety disorders section, histrionic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder (1).
About 30% of learning disabled children has behavioral and emotional problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, conduct disorder, conversion disorder
, oppositional defiant disorder, other depressive, and anxiety disorders.
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.