Conversion Disorder

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.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W049
Diagnosis: Conversion Disorder
US Patients: 0.11-0.5%
World Patients:
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.


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