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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  • Recent advances in understanding/management of premenstrual dysphoric disorder/premenstrual syndrome
    by Lara Tiranini on May 16, 2022

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are common disorders of the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and are characterized by moderate to severe physical, affective, or behavioral symptoms that impair daily activities and quality of life. PMS and PMDD have recently raised great interest in the research community for their considerable global prevalence. The etiology of PMS/PMDD is complex. Ovarian reproductive steroids (estradiol and progesterone) are considered...

  • Ganser syndrome - a dissociative disorder or a factitious disorder? A case report
    by Karolina Wincewicz on May 15, 2022

    Ganser syndrome (GS) is one of afew eponyms that have survived in psychiatry until the present day. GS is a little-known and rare disorder. It is most often described as a response to a stressor (e.g. incarceration), that is why it is an important issue in forensic psychiatry. Organic causes are taken into consideration. The basic symptoms of the syndrome are: approximate answers, visual and auditory hallucinations, clouding of consciousness and conversion symptoms. Additionally, patients may...

  • Roles of m6A modification in neurological diseases
    by Yuan Zhang on May 11, 2022

    N6-methyladenosine (m6A) methylation modification is one of the most common epigenetic modifications for eukaryotic mRNA. Under the catalytic regulation of relevant enzymes, m6A participates in the body's pathophysiological processes via mediating RNA transcription, splicing, translation, and decay. In the past, we mainly focused on the regulation of m6A in tumors such as hematological tumors, cervical cancer, breast cancer. In recent years, it has been found that m6A is enriched in mRNAs of...

  • Functional Disorders in Neurology and Gastroenterology: Notes on Terminology, Classification and Stigma
    by Tomás Teodoro on May 6, 2022

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