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Related to conversion symptom: conversion reaction, conversion hysteria, conversion neurosis
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Synonyms for symptom

something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else

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(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

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Conversion symptoms are thought to be the result of a collaboration between the mind and nervous system although the exact nature of this relationship is not fully understood; what results is a Tower of Babel that obscures accurate identification and nomenclature.
DSM-IV limits conversion symptoms to either voluntary or motor functions which are, of course, neurologic functions.
In Freud's day, conversion symptoms were believed to arise from an unconscious psychic conflict so unacceptable to the individual that it could not be confronted and was thus "converted" into a physical deficit, allowing partial expiation of the forbidden conflict.
Ergo, the patient may have an underlying, very real medical disorder and still demonstrate conversion symptoms.
Conversion symptoms can be inconsistent and unbelievable, very similar to malingering.
Patients who are at risk demographically for conversion disorder are more susceptible to developing conversion symptoms if they have some knowledge of a medical disorder.