Collectively these findings could inform future studies of the brain mechanisms underpinning limb paralysis in patients with conversion disorders
and could inform effective treatments.
Clinical Manifestations and management of conversion disorders.
Aetiology of Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) Post-traumatic stress: physical or sexual abuse severe family stressor Conversion disorders Dissociative disorders Psychiatric comorbidity: depression panic disorder affective disorders anxiety obsessive-compulsive disorders Hypochondriasis Psychoses Somatization disorders Personality factors: borderline personality disorders overly controlled personality Table 2.
2,3) Paul Briquet was the first to make an association between conversion disorder and central nervous system disorders during the 19th century.
It is important to increase the awareness of the relatively rare phenomenon of motor conversion disorder, as seen in "Conversion Disorder Presenting as Hemiplegia and Hemianesthesia with Loss of Neurologic Reflexes" in this month's Journal.
are also frequently associated with comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia.
is the unconscious expression of what is thought to be psychological conflict through physical symptoms.
To the extent that one has a hard time believing that nondeliberate conversion ever takes place, it becomes difficult to respond differently to patients with conversion disorders
than to malingerers.
In conversion disorders
, symptoms are involuntary, not apparently under any conscious control.
Psychogenic movement disorders and other conversion disorders
Abstract: Conversion disorders
can present with a variety of sensorimotor signs and symptoms.
Psychogenic movement disorders, classified as conversion disorders
in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), can be chronic and disabling.
He integrates discussion of fibromyalgia, Raynaud's phenomenon, and conversion disorders
Dissociative experiences and pychopathology in conversion disorders
There is growing speculation that a substantial portion of patients with hysteria, now referred to as conversion disorder
(CD), are in fact, organic brain disorders in the early stages where they are most difficult to detect.