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What is Conversion Disorder – Anxiety Out Of Control? [Video]

What is Conversion Disorder – Anxiety Out Of Control?

Conversion disorder is also called functional neurologic symptom disorder. This is where you have medically unexplained neurological symptoms. The symptoms are thought to have a psychological basis because not only are they not supported by any tests, they usually have a little something off about them such that they don’t match up with the way the disorder normally presents.

There’s 8 types of Conversion disorder. You have conversion disorder with
• Weakness or paralysis
• Abnormal movements like tremor, stiffness or walking problems
• Swallowing symptoms
• Speech symptoms
• Attacks or seizures
• Sensory loss
• Special sensory symptoms
• Mixed symptoms

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References
Cynthia M. Stonnington, M.D., John J. Barry, M.D., and Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Conversion Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 2006 163:9, 1510-1517

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