These results have led to the impression that the different clinical patterns of conversion disorder
behave differently in terms of neurobiology.
Diagnoses established by the child and adolescent psychiatrist % (n=39) Conversion disorder
17.9 (7) Major depressive disorder 15.3 (6) Panic disorder 15.3 (6) Behavioral disorder 12.8 (5) Acute stress disorder 12.8 (5) Somatization disorder 10.2 (4) Dissociative disorder 5.1 (2) Bipolar disorder 5.1 (2) Psychotic disorder 2.5 (1) Schizophrenia 2.5 (1)
Therapist Steve McKeown said: "Conversion disorder
is caused by stress and emotional trauma and it is when the mental side causes physical symptoms like not being able to walk.
While ICD-10 (International Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders) treats dissociative and conversion disorders
as being the same entity, having similar underlying mechanisms, the DSM-5 considers them two separate conditions (1).
Mink, "Conversion disorder
and mass psychogenic illness in child neurology," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol.
In the Introduction, the sentence "Functional neurological symptoms or conversion disorder
seem to have been describedin only two case reports [5, 11]" should be changed to "Functional neurological symptoms or conversion disorder
seems to have been described in only two case reports [4, 11]."
epilepsy: Implications for the etiology of conversion disorder
. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 75(2), 142-146.
KEY WORDS: Psychological distress; Conversion disorder
Behavioral management of conversion disorder
: Retrospective study.
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.
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of alpha-theta brainwave Neurofeedback treatment for the internal self-exploration of individuals with conversion disorder