Traumatic experiences and dissociation in patients with conversion disorder
. J Pak Med Assoc 2018;68(12):1776-1781.
Although not a subtype classification based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), some authors preferred to distinguish conversion disorder
according to symptoms (18-20).
On the other hand, similar to another study, the most common diagnoses of patients followed up by the child and adolescent psychiatrist were found to be conversion disorder
and major depressive disorder (8, 9).
is a mental condition that can cause paralysis and other neurological symptoms.
A case of conversion disorder
analyzed from a psychodynamic, psychophysiologic, and morphodynamic perspective.
(CD) is essentially a psychogenic condition with symptoms that cannot be traced to an identifiable organic disorder and are incompatible with known anatomy and physiology .
In the Introduction of the article titled "A Case of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting as Conversion Disorder
" , the text reading "Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease caused by aggregation of misfolded prion proteins.
Diagnosis NF NC p-value BPAD 53 8 < 0.001 Mania 31 Depression 20 Conversion 2 Schizophrenia 17 86 < 0.001 Substance abuse 16 12 0.541 MDD 7 0 0.021 OCD 5 0 0.059 Conversion disorder
2 0 0.498 Somatization disorder 1 0 1.000 Conduct disorder 1 0 1.000 Dementia with Parkinsonism 1 0 1.000 ADHD 1 0 1.000 Anxiety 2 0 0.498 Personality disorder 1 0 1.000 Dissociative disorder 1 0 1.000 Delusional disorder 1 0 1.000 Seizure disorder 1 0 1.000 Schizoaffective disorder 0 2 0.498 NF = number of patients in family ward, NC = number of patients in closed ward, BPAD = bipolar affective disorder, MDD = major depressive disorder; OCD = obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD = attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder.
The priority psychiatric diagnoses, identified in earthquake survivors were Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Psychosis, Mental Retardation, Epilepsy, Conversion disorder
, PTSD and Delirium according to a study done by Dr.
As conversion disorders
were not represented in the initial sample and they were a relevant target population to evaluate a somatoform dissociation symptoms scale, a second group of 38 patients who were specifically referred because they have been diagnosed of conversion disorder
Conclusions: Psychological distress is quiet common and prevalent in those taking care of patients with conversion disorder
. Yet they lack the psychological support from service providers.
Physical therapy management for conversion disorder
: Case series.
Introduction: The aim of this study is to examine the socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, the presence of comorbidity, and the link with childhood traumatic experiences in patients with conversion disorder
(CD) in a psychiatric outpatient clinic.
We diagnosed the case as conversion disorder
with psychological stressor, persistent type as per the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders-5 (DSM 5).
It would take four frustrating, frightening months before Samantha was diagnosed with conversion disorder
, a complex medical condition in which psychological stress manifests itself in physical ways not directly associated with her concussion.