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Conversion Disorder

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Synonyms of Conversion Disorder

  • Briquet's Syndrome
  • Hysterical Neurosis, Conversion Type

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Conversion disorder is a mental illness characterized by the loss or alteration of physical functioning without any physiological reason. These physical symptoms are the result of emotional conflicts or needs. The symptoms usually appear suddenly and at times of extreme psychological stress. A lack of concern over the debilitating symptoms (la belle indifference), which commonly accompanies this illness, may be a clue to distinguishing it from the physiological disorder it may mimic.

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