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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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.
Conversion disorder (also known as functional neurological symptom disorder)
Conversion 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.