conversion disorders


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conversion disorders

[kən′vərzh·ən dis‚ȯrd·ərz]
(psychology)
Somatoform disorders characterized by physical symptoms referable to the somatosensory nervous system or special sensory organs that cannot be explained on the basis of a medical or neurologic disease and that are caused by psychological factors. Symptoms include paralysis, blindness, ataxia, aphonia, and numbness of the feet.
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Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of alpha-theta brainwave Neurofeedback treatment for the internal self-exploration of individuals with conversion disorder.
The neural circuitry of conversion disorder and its recovery.
Future studies should further assess those with seizures and conversion disorders to determine if there are any effects of AEDs on driving performance.
Patients with conversion disorder reported more neglecting attitude from their mothers and were significantly more vindictive/self-centered, non- assertive, overly-accommodating, and cold/distant compared to those with general medical conditions.
But crucially, this is only applicable to the diagnosis of conversion disorder --as we shall see.
At this point, the neurologist suspected conversion disorder, while one ophthalmologist thought a neuropathic disorder was responsible.
Although laboratory tests were performed, it was the physical exam that suggested the diagnosis of conversion disorder.
Collectively these findings could inform future studies of the brain mechanisms underpinning limb paralysis in patients with conversion disorders and could inform effective treatments.
While reviewing the factors associated with conversion disorders, it seems beneficial to assess and present baseline data about the socio-demographic status and clinical features of patients who visited out patient clinic of Institute of Clinical Psychology.
10) The interdisciplinary team approach (13) in a rehabilitation center offers distinct advantages in the treatment of conversion disorders.
As Kihlstrom (1994) puts it: "The symptoms of the conversion disorders are not physical, but mental in nature.