Conversion disorder is a mental condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurologic) symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation.
Wiki Number: W049
Diagnosis: Conversion Disorder
US Patients: 0.11-0.5%
Sex Ratio: 1M;4W
Age Onset: Ages-10-35
Brain Area: large epinephrine release
Symptoms: psychologically triggered neurological symptoms, numbness, blindness, paralysis or fits,etc.
Progression: Trauma suddenly converted by the brain into physical limitations.
Causes: serious difficulties when no physical basis can be found; usually in motor or sensory systems
Therapies: hypnosis, psychotherapy, physical therapy, stress management, transcranial magnetic stimulation; depression may occur.
Youtube Video: A patient’s journey of recovery from
Functional Neurological Disorder at Mass General Hospital
Amazon or Library Book: Out Of My Mind (Conversion Disorder)
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Support Group: facebook.com/groups/859712170775277 (Conversion Disorder Group)
Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services,
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- Exploring plant-based alpha-glucosidase inhibitors: promising contenders for combatting type-2 diabetesby Sonali Kumari on September 28, 2023
Objective: This systematic review aimed to provide comprehensive details on the α-G inhibitory potential of various bioactive compounds derived from natural sources.Methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using various databases and search engines, including Science Direct, Google Scholar, SciFinder, Web of Science, and PubMed until May, 2023.Results and conclusions: The enzyme alpha-glucosidase (α-G) is found in the brush border epithelium of the small intestine and consists of...
- ZDHHC17 participates in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome by affecting androgen conversion to estrogen in granulosa cellsby Shanmeizi Zhao on September 28, 2023
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age and is a significant cause of female subfertility. Our previous research demonstrated that the abnormal palmitoylation of heat shock protein-90α (HSP90α) plays a role in the development of PCOS. However, the palmitoyl acyltransferases in HSP90α palmitoylation remain poorly understood. Herein, we identified ZDHHC17 as a major palmitoyl acyltransferase for HSP90α palmitoylation in granulosa...
- Thyroid Dysfunction Induced by Fungicide Famoxadone Exposure Contributes to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Male Mice: In Vivo, In Vitro, and In Silico Studiesby Shouchun Xiao on September 26, 2023
Thyroid dysfunction has become a serious public health problem, which is considered a trigger of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Pesticide exposure could contribute to thyroid dysfunction and NAFLD, but the relationship between these factors remains unclear. In this study, the effects of subchronic famoxadone exposure on thyroid and liver at no observed adverse effect level (NOEL) related concentrations were investigated using in vivo, in vitro, and in silico models. Famoxadone caused...
- Brain olfactory-related atrophy in isolated rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorderby Kyung Ah Woo on September 25, 2023
OBJECTIVE: To investigate structural and functional connectivity changes in brain olfactory-related structures in a longitudinal prospective cohort of isolated REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) and their clinical correlations, longitudinal evolution, and predictive values for phenoconversion to overt synucleinopathies, especially Lewy body diseases.