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conversion disorder vs somatic symptom disorder

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Somatization Disorde: I understand your concern. Somatization Disorder, has at least 4 Pain symptoms, 2 Gastro-intestinal symptoms, 1 sexual symptom and 1 pseudo-neurologi ... Read More

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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Conversion disorder: Conversion disorder is unexplained, sudden onset of profound symptoms such as blindness, mutism, or paralysis- "La belle indifferecnce". The disorde ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
It depends: You didn't provide much history and there are different forms of conversion, from blindness to being unable to walk. I suggest that you try and be int ... Read More
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
No simple answer: Psychotherapy is considered main stay of treatment trying to reach at the real psychic conflict causing problem. Apart from that ssri medications like ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Careful evaluation: Challenging to diagnose, conversion disorder is a rare "somatoform" disorder in which a person loses voluntary motor or sensory function, suggesting a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gayle Morse
20 years experience Clinical Psychology
Conversion Disorder: Conversion Disorder is a complex illness. Long term psychotherapy is often recommended. It is best to see a mental health practitioner such as a psych ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Nystagmus is most commonly the result of inner ear injury. Viral infection could be the cause. Also, nystagmus is almost always accompanied by true ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Conversion disorder: A conversion disorder occurs when there is a change to body function (i.e., can't see, paralysed limb, numbness). The body change is not faked but occ ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
26 years experience Family Medicine
Complex: It would be best to see your doctor to discuss possible treatment options.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Triple approach: First you want to be sure that you don't have a physical condition that needs to be treated. Then you want to be working with a therapist who will hel ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
25 years experience Psychiatry
Assuming that: Medical causes have been ruled out, psychotherapy, medications prescribed by a psychiatrist and physical therapy can be of immense benefit for convers ... Read More
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