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In the context of securities, refers to the exchange of a convertible security such as a bond into stock.

In the context of mutual funds, refers to the free exchange of mutual fund shares from one fund to another in a single family.


The act of exchanging a convertible security for the underlying common stock. For example, if one holds a convertible bond in company A, conversion occurs when the holder gives the convertible bond back to company A and, in return, either receives for free or buys at a stated price, common shares in the same company.


(1) The process of changing a property into condominium ownership. (2) Wrongfully taking property of another,or denying that person access to his or her property.If a self-storage facility overlocks a tenant unit in the mistaken belief the rent is past due, when in reality the rent was credited to the wrong person's account,then the facility is guilty of conversion.

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M and her aunt about conversion disorder, including how some emotionally distressed women communicate their feelings or troubled thoughts through physical symptoms and how that may apply to Ms.
Conversion disorder is the new name designated to hysteria.
Results: Of the240 participants, 120(50%) were schoolchildren (controls group) and 120(50%)were children with conversion disorder (clinical group).
6 Conversion disorder previously referred to as hysteria is an ill-understood, complex and controversial subject in psychiatry.
Methods: A total of 60 literate, female patients between 18 and 65 years of age who were referred to the general psychiatry outpatient clinic and who were diagnosed with conversion disorder according to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria were included in the study.
Samantha had three more seizures that summer before her concussion specialist took a shot in the dark at an alternative diagnosis: conversion disorder, a condition nearly always triggered by a stressful event.
This study retrospectively examined the symptomatic changes in clients with a range of psychiatric disorders, however present study particularly includes 13 (Male=3, Female=10) conversion disorder clients who have received Neurofeedback treatment.
Sixty consecutive indoor patients of conversion disorder, diagnosed on the basis of ICD-10 criteria were assessed in detail.
Healing the disembodied mind: contemporary models of conversion disorder.
It was found that the most presenting symptoms were suicidal ideation and homicide/violence toward others, and the most common diagnoses were conduct disorder and conversion disorder.
Patients with conversion disorder reported more neglecting attitude from their mothers and were significantly more vindictive/self-centered, non- assertive, overly-accommodating, and cold/distant compared to those with general medical conditions.